PHYS 420 -

Semesters Offered

Official Description

Philosophical examination of some fundamental concepts and theories of the physical world, such as time, matter, space, and geometry; interpretation of quantum theory. Course Information: Same as PHIL 420. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both PHYS 420 and PHYS 419. Prerequisite: PHIL 101; PHYS 101 or PHYS 211.




Philosophical Concepts in Physics (Pbk.). 1998. Cambridge University Press
From Paradox to Reality (Pbk.). 1989. Cambridge University Press
Philosophy of Physics. 1992. Westview Press
*NOTE: These three books should be listed as required but as alternative.
Character of Physical Law. 1994. MIT Press (recommended)