Courses: Contemporary Physics (PHYSB158001)

Spring 2010

Class Number: 1541
II NA
New Course: The 20th century brought two revolutions in our
understanding of the universe—the theories of relativity and quantum
physics. We will investigate each of them and their consequences in
light of new theories that might unify them. We will also explore
“chaos theory” which applies to phenomena ranging from electrical
activity in the brain during seizures to the stability of solar
systems. Lecture 3 hours. This course does not satisfy the
Quantitative Skills requirement. Also see PHYS B108 for the
lecture/laboratory course. Total enrollment flimit or PHYS B108 and
B158 combined is 85 students.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1541 Div: II NA

Department

Physics (Web site)

Taught By

Matlin,Mark

Location

Bryn Mawr, PK243

Meeting Times

MWF 10:00am-11:00am