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PHY196H1
Emergence in Nature

Official description

The universe is not a rigid clockwork, but neither is it formless and random. Instead, it is filled with highly organized, evolved structures that have somehow emerged from simple rules of physics. Examples range from the structure of galaxies to the pattern of ripples on windblown sand, to biological and even social processes. These phenomena exist in spite of the universal tendency towards disorder. How is this possible? Self-organization challenges the usual reductionistic scientific method, and begs the question of whether we can ever really understand or predict truly complex systems.  Not eligible for CR/NCR.

Prerequisite
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Co-requisite
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Exclusion
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Recommended preparation
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Textbook
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Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY196H1
session
fall
year of study
1st year
time and location
LEC0101 and LEC9101: M3-5pm, Online Synchronous Flipped Classroom Model
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.