This course examines the foundations of modern physics, including special relativity, the building blocks of matter, the fundamental interactions and gravity, and recent views of the universe such as entanglement, supersymmetry, strings, and dark matter and dark energy.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Prerequisites: (PHYS113 AND PHYS116)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHYS)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|SECTION 01 In-person only - 2nd Quarter|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
No book assigned
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Problem sets, quizzes, final project, and presentations.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course emphasizes discussion of contemporary physics topics and group preparation and oral presentation of material. Also, Professor Ellis will be acting on pre-req override requests but will not be the instructor for the course.
|Instructor(s): Ellis,Fred M. Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 7||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 15||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 2||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|