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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 first-year 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: Sebens