Date - 10/22-24 No class Monday 10/20 - mid-term recess
Title - Quantum physics and the ultimate structure of matter
Items for study - From the early development of quantum physics
(including contributions by Planck, Einstein, Rutherford, Bohr, de Broglie,
Schrodinger, Heisenberg and Dirac) to the standard model (of quarks, leptons
and the four forces).
Watch particles annihilate and decay in these
Text Reference: Trefil and Hazen, chapters 8 and 12
Date - 10/27-31
Title - Einstein's Theories of Special and General Relativity
Items for study - Frames of reference, the principle of relativity,
the constancy of the speed of light, time dilation, length contraction, E=mc2,
of Equivalence and the theory of General Relativity.
Items for study - The scientific method today: professional
scientific societies, scientific publication, peer review, science funding,
and science in public policy - plus exam review and course evaluations.