The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

PHYS 3402 Modern Physics

This course provides an introduction to 21st century physics. Topics may include a wide range of modern physics subjects of atoms, molecules, clusters, and nanomaterials, theory of solids. Also described will be the rudiments of quantum mechanics with simple applications, relativity, radioactive decay, particle physics, modern optics, and other recent research areas. This course requires attendance in a three-hour laboratory per week to illustrate key course principles and reproduce historic experiments.




PHYS 2426 (or PHYS 2412) and PHYS 2327 (or PHYS 2313).

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Dept of Physics and Astronomy


As scheduled