Unit Code: PHY703
Unit Title: Introduction to Modern Physics
Modern physics refers to physics developed in the 20th century including the special theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology. While classical physics is generally concerned with matter and energy on the normal scale of observation, much of modern physics is concerned with the behaviour of matter and energy under extreme conditions or on the very large (the universe) or very small (sub-atomic level) scale. PHY703 offers a comprehensive review of modern physics. Students successfully completing this unit will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in modern physics including special relativity and quantum mechanics and will be able to apply this knowledge to solve problems. Students will also demonstrate a working knowledge of physics-related technical and laboratory skills including data analysis.