JPH311H1: History of Physics

Hours: 
24L

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

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)