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PHYS 480 - History of Physics

Credit(s): 3
HISTORY OF PHYSICS
Component: Lecture
Survey of the development of physical ideas, from observations of the heavens and calculations of planetary positions by the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, and Greeks, and the development of natural philosophy, to the revolutionary discoveries from the 16th century onward by Galileo, Newton, Einstein, etc. Attention to individual contributions by scientists from a wide variety of geographical and ethnic backgrounds, and to international collaborations on large scientific projects in the modern world.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
PREREQ: PHYS 207 /PHYS 227  and PHYS 208 /PHYS 228 , and PHYS 309  or PHYS 424  or CHEM 443 .
University Breadth: History and Cultural Change College of Arts and Sciences Breadth: GROUP B: A&S History & Cultural Change Course Typically Offered: Fall
General Education Objectives:
GE1A: Read Critically GE1B: Analyze Arguments and Information GE2A: Communicate Effectively in Writing GE5C: Reason Scientifically