L1-9-1-10Course Introduction

L1-9-1-10Course Introduction - 01/09/2010 1 Physics 180...

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Unformatted text preview: 01/09/2010 1 Physics 180 Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Space, Time & Matter Prof Paul Wiseman Prof. Paul Wiseman Dept. of Physics Dept. of Chemistry ERB Physics 410 Otto Maass Chem. 218 Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Calendar Description: A nonmathematical, conceptual look at physics, beginning with the idea of space and time, continuing with the historical development of Newtonian mechanics of celestial motion, electricity and magnetism, ether and light, Einstein's special and general theories of relativity, quantum mechanics, matter and antimatter, cosmology and the big bang. 3 credits; Restriction: Not open to students in a Physics program NASA Hubble Space Telescope Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Course Website Via WebCT: http://www.mcgill.ca/mycourses/ Instructor: Prof. Paul W. Wiseman Physics Office: ERB Rm. 410 phone: (514) 398-6524 Chemistry Office: OMC Rm. 218 phone: (514) 398-5354 Timetable: Monday, Wednesday 1:05-2:25 PM (Friday Dec. 3 1:05-2:25 PM) Location: Room 112, Rutherford Physics Building Lectures are recordedavailable on WebCT Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Books: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (Paperback) Required By Brian Greene ordered at the McGill Bookstore (or purchase online) QB982 G74 2004 [3 hour Reserve loan] Schulich Science & Engineering Reserves Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Quantum Theory (Paperback) Not required By Jim Baggott QC174.12 B33 2004 [3 hour Reserve loan] Schulich Science & Engineering Reserves Both were ordered for the McGill Bookstore (or purchase online) Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Book: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (Paperback) By Brian Greene I will announce/post chapters to be read ahead of lectures Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Quantum Theory (Paperback) By Jim Baggott Comprehensive on the historical development, Math appendices, more detail than we could cover in this course Excellent treatment of entanglement Not required but I will be covering some Parts in later lectures on Quantum Theory 01/09/2010 2 Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter Physics 180 Space, Time & Matter...
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L1-9-1-10Course Introduction - 01/09/2010 1 Physics 180...

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