HPS/Pl 123

Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics

9 units (3-0-6)    |  first term
Prerequisites: Ph 1 abc or instructor's permission..
This course will examine the philosophical foundations of the physical theories covered in the freshman physics sequence: classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and special relativity. Topics may include: the goals of physics; what laws of nature are; the unification of physical theories; symmetries; determinism; locality; the reality of fields; the arrow of time.
Instructor: Hubert

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