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Physics 109N: Galileo and Einstein

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Visit this site: http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/

Author:Michael Fowler; Dept. of Physics, University of Virginia
Description: 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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