PHYSICS 107 - 20th-Century Concepts of Space, Time, and Matter
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/1
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
Advisory Prerequisites:
High school algebra and geometry.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is intended to acquaint students with some of the most important conceptual developments in physics in the 20th century, including relativity, quantum mechanics, the fundamental forces and particles, cosmology, Higgs bosons, and extra dimensions. To fully appreciate the significance of these developments some historical and conceptual perspective is needed, so a substantial portion of the course will trace the historical development of ideas in physics, and how physics results become established.

Course Requirements:

High School Math

Intended Audience:

Any curious person

Class Format:

There will be two exams, one in class (mid November) and one take-home due December 11. Practice exams will be handed out a few days before the exams. Better score is 25% of grade, worse one 15%, a project 30% of grade, and three homework sets each 10%.

PHYSICS 107 - 20th-Century Concepts of Space, Time, and Matter
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Physics 107 will meet in 3481 Randall on a regular basis
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying
The coursepack will be available closer to the start of class at Dollar Bill Copying (611 Church St Ann Arbor, MI 48104)
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