University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vp 390: Modern Physics

Credits: 3 credits
Prerequisites: Vv 256/286 and Vp 240/260
Content: Modern Physics is a course in relativistic classical mechanics and elementary non-relativistic quantum
mechanics. The formalism of quantum mechanics is introduced in the wave function approach and illustrated by
discussing standard quantum mechanical problems. The concepts are further illustrated by applying the formalism
to describe properties of molecules, solids, and nuclear matter.
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