Lecture16 - Major Concepts in Physics Lecture 16 Prof Simon...

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PHY102 1 Major Concepts in Physics Lecture 16. Prof Simon Catterall Office 309 Physics, x 5978 [email protected] http://physics/courses/PHY102.08Spring
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PHY102 So far … Prior to 20 th century: Mechanics (Newton) Electromagnetism (Faraday, Maxwell) Thermodynamics (Boltzmann, Gibbs) classical physics … 20th century saw 2 dramatic revolutions Relativity Quantum Mechanics – experiments on atoms
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PHY102 A crisis Turn of 19 th century series of experiments produced unanticipated results which were completely incompatible with classical physics Blackbody radiation Structure of atoms Photoelectric effect ….
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