SHP 223   Physical Science After Newton

Peter Skiff

. .T. Th .

1:00pm – 2:20 pm

HEG 102


A survey of major agendas of physical science since 1750. Characteristic episodes include Lavoisier and the theory of elements; Maxwell and the mathematization of physics; arguments about light from Newton, Young, Michelson, and Einstein; twentieth-century atomic theory; and the emergence of "big science”.