Modern Physics OpenCourseWare: Tufts University's Free Undergraduate Modern Physics Class

Published Feb 07, 2009

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An OpenCourseWare version of 'Introduction to Modern Physics' is offered free online by Tufts University. This undergraduate level course explores the basic principles of relativity and quantum mechanics and the understanding that grew from the development of these ideas.

Introduction to Modern Physics: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Modern Physics: Course Description

At the turn of the 20th century, Max Planck created the idea of quantum and so began modern physics. 'Introduction to Modern Physics' studies this discovery and the ideas and realizations that followed from it including relativity, the structure of atoms and molecules, the origins of the universe and the space-time continuum. The course also focuses on the mathematical implementation of relativity and quantum mechanics. It was originally taught by Gary R. Goldstein as an undergraduate, lecture-based course offered through Tuft's physics department.

The OpenCourseWare version of 'Introduction to Modern Physics' includes textbook information, lecture notes, and copies of exams. If you're interested in this course, please visit the relativity and quantum mechanics course page.

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