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Albert Einstein and the Revolution in Physics, 1900 to 1930

Course Description

The early part of the 20th century was a time of revolutionary change in physics. The atomic theory was approaching full acceptance. A new theory of quantum mechanics drastically changed our concept of how physics works at the atomic and molecular scale. Special relativity changed our concept of space and time, and general relativity changed our concept of gravity and the large-scale structure of the universe. Albert Einstein was involved in all these things and was the leader in the development of special and general relativity. This course will discuss his life and science. The science portion of the class will be directed at lay people and presented in a non-mathematical way. Nevertheless, it will require a willingness to think hard about some strange and non-intuitive concepts.

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Fall 2019

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 2 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:October 10-31, 2019
Meets:Th from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, 4 sessions
Instructor:Robert Frey
Fee: $0.00Fee Breakdown