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 one-half PHY course at university level
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Science course
Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)