Bird’s Eye View of Physics: From Galileo to String Theory [F-18-9]

Presenter:Daniel Ben-Avraham
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 2:00 PM 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Status: CLOSED

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In this course we will discuss Physics’ greatest ideas and its revolutions, starting from Galileo and Newtonian Physics, to Maxwell and the unification of electricity and magnetism, to Einstein’s special and general relativity, to quantum mechanics and string theory. Discussions will focus on ideas and concepts.

Daniel ben-Avraham is a Clarkson Professor in the Physics Department and in the Math Department. He has been teaching Physics since 1987.

NOTE: No prior knowledge of Physics is assumed, and no math skills will be needed.

Cap: 30

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