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PHY197H1
Modern Physics For the Curious

Official description

Have you wondered about the origin and workings of the natural world around us? Have you found physical science interesting but inaccessible because it was too full of math and jargon? Have you felt a pull to become more science-literate? If so, this seminar course is for you -- or for anyone interested in understanding more about the universe, including our planet, seen through the lens of modern physics. Ideas on the menu will include: particle physics, space and time, relativity, black holes, quantum physics, unification forces, string theory, and big bang cosmology. The intriguing story of these integrated phenomena unfolds over a wide distance and a long time.  Students from diverse academic backgrounds are warmly welcome.  Restricted to first-year students.  Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite
No prior experience with physical science will be required, but familiarity with Grade 10 mathematics will be assumed.
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
n.a.
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
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Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY197H1
session
fall
year of study
1st year
time and location
24S: LEC0101 and LEC9101: W2-4, Online Synchronous HyFlex 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.