1. Relativity Theory
Galilean Relativity principle. Michelson-Morley experiment. Einstein Relativity principle. Lorentz transformations. Relativistic Doppler effect. Aberration of light. Relativistic Dynamics. Introduction to General Relativity.
2. Theory of Quanta
Black body radiation. Planck theory. Photoelectric effect. Einstein photon theory. Compton effect. X-rays and Bragg diffraction.
3. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Wave-particle duality. De Broglie hypothesis. Davisson-Germer experiment. Uncertainty principle. Wave function.
4. Atomic models
Thompson model. Discovery of the nucleus. Bohr model. Frank-Hertz experiment. Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization. Correspondence principle. Schrödinger equation.
5. Atomic nucleus and elementary particles
The discovery of radioactivity. Radioactive decay. Radiation characteristics. Detectors. Decay law. Nuclear reactions. Elementary particles. Fundamental interactions.
Bibliography of reference
A. Beiser, Concepts of Modern Physics, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1995.
Paul Tipler, Elementary Modern Physics, 1992.
K. S. Krane, Modern Physics, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1996.
R. Eisberg, and R. Resnick, Quantum physics of atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei and particles, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1985.