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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 315 - Einstein, Bohr, and the Modern Physics Revolution (cross-listed as HI 315)

An examination of the lives and achievements of the great physicists of the first half of the twentieth century, including Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, and others, as they developed the basis of special relativity, general relativity, quantum physics, and nuclear physics. Considers the personal and philosophical dilemmas they faced, through an analysis of historical source materials such as letters, papers, and interview transcripts, and delves into the cultural impact of their work.

Prerequisites & Notes
(Prerequisite: PY 200, PY 202, or PY 212, or permission of the instructor)

Credits: 3