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MATERIAL IS FROM A PREVIOUS SEMESTER FOR HISTORICAL INFORMATION ONLY.
IDEAS OF MODERN PHYSICS
about particles that go backwards in time or even stop time, how we can pass
through solid objects, detect and treat cancer, about the beginning and end of space
and time, how past, present, and future, mass and the force of gravity are all
illusions, and that there is no objective reality or absolute certainty in
science. Measure the age of the universe, the speed of the fastest thing in the
universe, the structure of the smallest atom, and interpret data from the
world's largest experiment.
Arithmetic (no algebra or calculus).
Physics pre-requirements: None.
Satisfies: Science requirement of
the General Education Curriculum. Level I Pure &
Applied Science Pillar and a Quantitative Reasoning Proficiency &
Experience of the University Curriculum.
The QR proficiency is taught through
practical lab work; no advanced math is needed and all training in data
analysis is provided on the course
should you know about the ideas of modern
Dr. Simon Dalley
of Modern Physics, by Simon Dalley (this
book is only available from the SMU bookstore)
Kendall-Hunt (2013) ISBN 978-1-4652-2633-4
Lecture: MW 1:00-1:50 pm in 158 Fondren Science Building.
Laboratory Sessions: F 1:00-2:50 pm,
3:00-4:50 pm in 60 Fondren Science.
Office Hours: F 1:00 – 5:00 pm in
207 Fondren Science
Contact e-mail: <email@example.com>
Laboratories see syllabus for dates
see syllabus for due dates
Choose to do either a Relativity Essay or a Relativity Test
Choose to do either a Quantum Essay or a Quantum Test
Essays: Good & bad examples
the self study and practice problems in the links
The Final Exam Questions
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