Academic Catalog

PHYS283 OPTICS AND MODERN PHYSICS

Course Code: 2300283
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. BRAHM GNAL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2300181 , 2300182
The course set above should be completed before taking PHYS283 OPTICS AND MODERN PHYSICS .

Course Content

Optics: ray model of light; reflection and refraction; mirrors; thin lenses, simple optical instruments, waves, interference, diffraction, polarization. Modern Physics: special theory of relativity, particle properties of waves, wave properties of particles, Bohr model of atoms; introduction to quantum mechanics, nucleus and radioactivity.