FYS 274

Physics in the Twentieth Century

An introduction to great twentieth-century discoveries in physics, including the wave-particle duality of light and matter, quantum effects, special relativity, nuclear physics, and elementary particles.  Laboratory experiments such as the photoelectric effect and electron diffraction are incorporated into the seminar.  This seminar can substitute for Physics 108 and is designed for students who had a strong background in high school physics.  Enrollment is limited to 15.

Lecture and Laboratory

Mark Semon

Office Hours:

Mon: 11 am – noon
Wed: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Fri: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
or by appointment

phone: 786-6324
email Mark Semon


Mark Nordberg

Office Hours:

Wed 2:00-3:00 PM
Thu 2:00-3:00 PM

Lab TA:
Aliza Khurram


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