Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

Schools

Historical & Philosophical Inq, Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Contact hours

Incompatible

PHYS2190

Assessment methods

Examination, assignments.

Course coordinator

Dr Magdalena Zych (m.zych@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Modern physics has arrived at a point where the picture it provides of natural phenomena is radically different from the picture stemming from our everyday experience. This course is delivered jointly by Physics and Philosophy and will give a non-specialist account of the main theories of modern physics---special and general relativity, quantum physics and cosmology┬┐and introduce students to key metaphysical problems that these new theories suggest concerning the nature of matter, space, time and causation.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile