Physics 109N: Galileo and Einstein
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Michael Fowler; Dept. of Physics, University of Virginia  
A course that explores two revolutions in our perception of the universe. The first, in which Galileo played the leading role, was the realization that what we see in the heavens  the moon, the planets, the sun and stars  are physical objects. The second revolution was Einstein's realization that space and time are not as straightforward as they first appear, but are related to each other in a simple but unexpected way and mass and energy are different aspects of the same thing. Notes on Counting in Babylon; early Greek science, astronomy, and mathematics; Brahe, Kepler, and Newton; special relativity; Flash and Java applets; and more. These pages are also at http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/.  


Levels:  College 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Courses, Web Interactive/Java 
Math Topics:  Terms/Units of Measure, History and Biography, Physics 
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