## Fall 2018

**Tuesday & Thursday 2p–3.20p
in Loomis Laboratory 136**

**Tuesday & Thursday 2p–3.20p
in Loomis Laboratory 136**

Space, Time, and Matter is an advanced and intensive history and philosophy of physics course that aims to (a) introduce students to the history of theoretical and experimental physics; (b) briefly introduce students to the basic formulae and accompanying (sometimes competing) interpretations of classical Newtonian mechanics, classical electrodynamics (both 3-vector and relativistic versions), thermodynamics, (classical) Boltzmannian statistical mechanics, special relativity, general relativity, the standard ΛCDM cosmological model, and non-relativistic and relativistic quantum mechanics; (c) introduce students to debates in the foundations of physics; and (d) give special attention to philosophical debates concerning scientific realism and anti-realism, the relationship between the manifest and scientific images, and the nature of space and time.

The course is crosslisted, so one may register in either the Physics or Philosophy version. **419 **obtains ACP credit and 3 credit hours, and requires a term paper; **420** is worth 2 credit hours.

**419**: Assignments 15%, midterm exam 30%, term paper 30%, final exam 15%, class participation 10%.

**420**: Assignments 30%, midterm exam 30%, final exam 30%, class participation 10%.