Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 274 - History of Physics in the 20th Century

4 credits
Origins of relativity and quantum mechanics. Contributions of Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrödinger and Dirac. Development of atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Current views of cosmology and unified theories. Topics include conceptual problems in quantum mechanics, nuclear energy and weapons, the nature of physical reality, physics and society, physics as an intellectual pursuit. Offered spring semester in even-numbered years.



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