It’s All Relative: Relativity and Einstein’s Theories
6 sessions, 12 hours
Newton almost got it right, but Einstein’s theories revolutionized the way we look at the universe we live in. Quantum Mechanics shows us that in the world of the infinitely small, anything is possible, including being in two places at the same time. Really!! Amazingly, this course requires no math or science background. This does not mean, however, that you will not be challenged and asked to look at conventional situations in totally new and unconventional ways. An open and inquisitive mind is a must for this course.
Instructor: Bob Rubock graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer and an MSEE from the University of Connecticut. He began his career in electronic warfare at United Aircraft but eventually turned to design of spacecraft for humanitarian purposes at NASA. Bob likes to say; “Engineering made the dough, Cosmology makes me go.” His courses require no math or formal scientific training, but a good sense of humor is mandatory. Bob believes that starting a class with good jokes improves the learning process. Bob’s other passion is rock climbing, having traveled around the U.S. and Europe in its pursuit.
ILR576 It’s All Relative: Relativity and Einstein’s Theories
5-Digit Number: 16343
Thu, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 11/1 – 12/13
No Class: 11/22
Location: Conference Center/E-106
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $99.00 Total: $139.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only