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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FYS 1022 - Revolutions

Hours: 4
A study of selected revolutions in physics, specifically the Copernican revolution, the theory of relativity, and quantum theory. A main focus is on developing a concrete understanding of the basic physical principles that underlie these developments. In addition, we will consider how these discoveries illuminate the nature of science, and discuss the impact they have had (and continue to have) on our conception of the natural world, on philosophy and on society generally.