March 4, 2011

James Trefil – Fall Courses

PHYS 122:002 Inside Relativity

Introductory course describing Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity intended for majors and nonmajors.

(Aug 25-Oct 13 TR 9:00am-10:15am)

PHYS 123:002 Inside the Quantum World

Introductory course describing quantum theory intended for majors and nonmajors.

(Oct 14-Dec 17 TR 9:00am-10:15am)

HNRS 240:001 The History of Science

This course will trace the development of science from the construction of monuments like Stonehenge to the latest ideas about the Large Hadron Collider and the Multiverse. No previous scientific knowledge will be presumed, and the major ideas of science will be developed in their historical context. The course will include readings from important historical texts, and students will be asked to dvelop and present biographies of major scientific figures.

(M 4:30-7:10 pm)