20th Cent Concepts of Space, Time, & Matter

$HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL GEOMETRY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA BACKGROUND.

HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL GEOMETRY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA BACKGROUND.

The 20th century has been witness to two major revolutions in man's concepts of space, time, and matter. Einstein's special and general theories of relativity: implications of the special theory, for our understanding of the unity of space and time, and the general theory, for our understanding of the nature of gravity. Quantum mechanics: a new picture of the basic structure and interactions of atoms, molecules, and nuclei. Topics include the uncertainty principle, wave-particle duality, and the continuing search for the fundamental constituents of matter.

Course Information

PHYS-UA 20

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Kyle S Cranmer
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM BOBS LL150
1
Lauren B Greenspan
R: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM; T: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM MEYR 264

Spring 2018

1
Frank Moscatelli
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM MEYR 122