Course Synopses

01:750:106. CONCEPTS OF PHYSICS FOR HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENTS (3)

  • Course Description:
    Not for credit towards physics major or minor.

    Concepts of physics and astronomy in their scientific, social, historical, and current technological context, with no mathematical problem-solving. How the physical universe works, from mechanics and the solar system to relativity, quantum behavior, and the Big Bang. Contributions of scientists from Aristotle, Galileo, and Newton through Einstein, Bohr and up to the present time.

    There are NO prerequisites for this course:

    • Familiarity with basic arithmetic, and simple high-school level algebra will be assumed.
    • Homework and exams will be minimally quantitative, but students will be expected to write short paragraph answers.
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