Description
PHIL OF 20TH CENTURY PHYSICS
An examination of the fascinating philosophical problems to which modern physical theories have given rise. No previous formal training in physics or mathematics will be presupposed, since the basic physical ideas needed will be introduced largely qualitatively with an emphasis on concepts rather than equations. Topics will vary from year to year with instructor, but center around classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and relativity theory.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
HPS 1612
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
LVL: So, Jr, or Sr
Typically Offered
Fall