The Ideas of Modern Physics Spring 2017 Reference Page

Course Number: 
Francis Halzen
Student Type: 
Course Description: 
For non-science majors. The twentieth century physical world picture and its origins. Selected topics in classical physics: relativity, and the quantum theory with emphasis on the meaning of basic concepts and their broader implications rather than practical applications. Three lectures per week.
Completion of QR-A. High school algebra & geometry. Not open to students who have taken an intermediate or advanced level physics course. Open to Freshmen
Lecture Place and Time: 
MW 3:30-4:20pm, 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Final Exam Date and Time: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 10:05am to 12:05pm
Revolutions in Twentieth Century Physics by David J. Griffiths Cambridge U Press 2013, ISBN 1107602173
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