Can someone point me to some good online resources about Modern Physics?

In summary, the conversation discusses a class on the historic view of electrons, protons, and the structure of matter, which covers topics such as the Rutherford-Bohr atom, quantum mechanics, and their applications to various fields of physics. The class is usually offered in the spring and has prerequisites or requires permission from the instructor. The speaker suggests using Hyperphysics, specifically the sections on Quantum Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Condensed Matter, as well as modern physics lectures on iTunesU to prepare for the course. They also mention obtaining the course text beforehand.
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Here's the description of a class I'm taking next semester:

Electrons, protons, and structure of matter: a historic view. The Rutherford-Bohr atom and elements of quantum mechanics and their applications to atomic, nuclear, and solid state physics. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: PHYS-200, PHYS-205, or PHYS-210, or permission of instructor.
 
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Try Hyperphysics, in particular the Quantum Physics, Nuclear Physics and Condensed Matter sections.
 
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Your course sounds a lot like these modern physics lectures on iTunesU

http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/case.edu.1645433286 [Broken]

(covering introductory relativity, QM, and nuclear physics).

You may be able to prepare by listening/watching some of those. Getting the text that you'll use for your course is probably worthwhile if you haven't done so already.
 
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1. What are the best online resources for learning about Modern Physics?

There are many great online resources for learning about Modern Physics. Some popular options include Khan Academy, MIT OpenCourseWare, and the Modern Physics section of HyperPhysics. Additionally, many universities have their own online resources for Modern Physics courses.

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3. What are some good websites for practicing Modern Physics problems?

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4. Can you recommend any YouTube channels for learning about Modern Physics?

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5. Are there any online forums or discussion boards for Modern Physics?

Yes, there are several online forums and discussion boards where you can ask questions and discuss Modern Physics with others. Some examples include Physics Forums, Reddit's r/Physics community, and Stack Exchange's Physics forum. These platforms allow you to connect with other learners and experts in the field of Modern Physics.

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