SHP 223   Physical Science After Newton

Peter Skiff

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3:10 -4:30 pm

HEG 102


Cross-listed:  Science, Technology & Society (core course)  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”.  Class size: 25