JPH311H1: From Universal Gravity to Quantum Information: The Making of Modern Physics

Hours

24L

Topics in the history of physics from antiquity to the 20th century, including Aristotelian physics, Galileo, Descartes, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, relativity, quantum physics, and particle physics. The development of theories in their intellectual and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite
At least a 0.5 credit PHY course at university level
Exclusion
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Science
Breadth Requirements
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Mode of Delivery
In Class