2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
HPSC3850 Philosophy of Modern Physics
10 creditsClass Size: 100
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2005/06
Pre-requisitesEITHER: 20 credits of Level-2 Physics (or equivalent) OR: A-level Physics (or equivalent) together with 20 credits in Level-2 HPS or Level-2 Logic & Language or Theoretical Core Philosophy modules.
This module is approved as an Elective
ObjectivesTo provide a critical understanding of the development of 20th century physics and its leading philosophical problems, together with an introduction to some of the more technical results in foundations of physics
This module will provide an examination of the background to the development of quantum mechanics and the special and general theories of relativity; also, the philosophical issues connected with these theories, such as determinism, causality and the nature of space and time.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for informationClass time (2 hours per week) will be divided between lectures and discussion.
Methods of assessment
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information2 x 1500 words essay (50% each).
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 20/09/2006
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