Description
EINSTEIN FOR ALMOST EVERYONE
The course will survey Einstein's contributions to physics. This survey will include the contributions of his annus mirabilis of 1905: special relativity, Brownian motion, light quantum; a briefer contact with his work in general relativity and cosmology; and his now celebrated critique of quantum theory. The course content will be organized around modules, corresponding to the above material. It will cover technical details of Einstein's work, so some technical competence is essential. A cumulative GPA of 3.25 and completion of MATH 0220 prerequisites.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
University Honors Course
Offering
Course
HPS 1632
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: MATH 0220
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring