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HIST152 HM - A History of Modern Physics

Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Hamilton

Description: An examination of the cultural and social worlds of physics in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the relationship of experiment to theory, the development of relativity and quantum mechanics, and the role of physicists in the atomic bomb project. We will consider how structures of race, gender and colonization have shaped contributions to modern physics.

Prerequisite(s): One college-level course in physics.
HSA Course Area(s): History; Science, Technology, & Society
HSA Writing Intensive: No