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    Sep 29, 2022  
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PHYS089A PO - Big Ideas in Modern Physics

When Offered: Fall 2020.
Instructor(s): D. Whitaker
Credit: 1

This introductory course aims to introduce potential physics and astronomy majors to some of biggest ideas that have emerged from modern physics. Topics include conservation laws, special relativity, quantum mechanics, and thermal physics, all viewed from a 21st-century perspective. The course is calculus-based and assumes that students have taken high school physics. (Alternative introductory courses include Physics 41/42, which focus on topics covered by the MCAT, and Physics 50, which provides a more engineering-oriented introduction and does not assume prior physics.) Co-requisites: MATH 030 PO  or higher. Course is equivalent to PHYS 070 PO  but without the lab. Lab to be offered in spring. 
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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