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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHYS 13500 - The First Three Minutes

This course is a descriptive introduction to the major concepts of contemporary physics and their relationship to theories of the origin of the universe. The course presents a historical survey of cosmological thought, leading to today’s recent developments. Topics include stars and galaxies, the four forces, relativity, quantum physics, elementary particles, and the Big Bang. The course is intended for non-science majors. There is no need for a background in college math. However, knowledge of mathematics at high school level is required.

Cr. 3.