Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2300213
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2300105 , 2300106 , 2360119 , 2360120
The course set above should be completed before taking PHYS213 GENERAL PHYSICS III .

Course Content

Temperature, heat and laws of thermodynamics. Thermal expansion, ideal gases, kinetic theory of gases. The wave nature of light, diffraction, interference, polarization and related phenomena. Special theory of relativity. Early quantum theory and atomic models, introduction to quantum mechanics. Time-independent Schrodinger,s equation and application to simple potentials.