Rutgers Physics and Astronomy
Analytical Physics IIB
Reviews for Final:
Tues 6th May, 8pm Physics Lecture Hall
Thurs, 8th May, 8pm Hill 116
Mon13th May, 10am-6pm Math Science Learning Center, Allison Road.
Einstein's big idea
1927 Solvay Conference
At the dawn of the 20th
century, few scientists, even in their wildest dreams, could have
imagined the momentous revolution ahead. The discovery of
atoms and particicles, the notion of space time, the equivalence of
matter and energy, the wave nature of particles and the particle nature
of light, new quantum phases of matter, semiconductors,
superconductors, the expanding universe... All of these are
part of the great scientific revolution of the past 100years, a
revolution that continues today, and whose consequences are rapidly
transforming our world and impacting your life.
In this course, you will learn about the foundations of modern physics - foundations that are absolutely necessary for you to survive and compete in the rough-tumble technological world of the 21st century. As in the companion course, 227, it is a course in which I ask you to think conceptually, to be curious and open minded. The object of the course is not to accumlate a list of equations into which you plug numbers: it is a unique opportunity for you to ponder and learn about the deep principles that govern the quantum world in which you live. We look forward to having you our class
and will meet you all at the first class on Thursday, January 24th.
Piers Coleman and Eva Andrei.