The Nature and Structure of Physics

Course #PH1000

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


The concepts and laws of physics are explored, from the ancient science of Aristotle and Ptolemy through the beginnings of classical physics with Galileo and Newton, through the modern quantum and relativity physics of Schrodinger and Einstein, to the physics of quarks and neutrino oscillations. Physics concepts are explored and their relevance to every day and military technologies is highlighted. The course is designed for students who will not take a physics based curriculum, but will encounter technologies impacted by physical concepts. The goal in this course is to convey an appreciation for physics as an intellectual endeavor and an understanding of the principles underlying modern technology. Prerequisites: None.

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  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin

  •  15 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations end