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Winter Term 2014 TOP: PLANETARY & STELLAR ATMOS - 1980 - PHYS 115
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Catalog Description : Treats topics selected for the non-scientist who wants one term of physics. In recent years, the course has sometimes focused on the nature of time and relativity. Physics 115 is not intended to serve as a general introduction to physics, as are Physics 141, 151, and 160, and does not supply an adequate background for intermediate or advanced courses.

Topic for Winter 2014: Survey of Modern Physics
This course is a survey of modern physics and how it revolutionized the way we think of nature. We will focus on how recent advances have led to technological developments (lasers, atomic clocks, GPS, hard drives, etc) that we now take for granted. Topics covered will include special relativity, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. We will also discuss and read about current developments in quantum computing, information theory, etc. Readings will include Revolutions in Twentieth Century Physics by David J. Griffith and Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch


Topic for Winter 2014: Planetary and Stellar Atmospheres
This course describes our current understanding of planetary and stellar atmospheres -- how they have come to be, interact with one another, and continue to evolve. Aspects discussed include the creation of chemical elements in early super novae, solar system formation, space weather (e.g., aurora borealis), and planetary and stellar magnetic fields.



Attributes: Nat Science Div GER (01cr), BM Natural Science (01cr), Introductory Course


Term

Winter Term 2014

Instructors

Bobby L. Fleshman

Course

PHYS 115

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: PLANETARY & STELLAR ATMOS

Final Exam

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 11:30 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.

CRN

1980

Status

Active

Class Time

12:30-02:20 TR YOUN 041

Start-End Date

Jan 06, 2014-Mar 19, 2014

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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