New! Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
7 sessions, 14 hours
Based on Carlo Rovelli’s book, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, this course will introduce you to single physics concepts one concept at a time. Relativity and quantum mechanics are just two of the seven areas we will examine. Explore what man is and how we fit into the Universe. We will use the book in a chapter by chapter manner to kindle discussion. Rovelli writes in a style strongly reminiscent of Carl Sagan. No equations or formulas; simply an easy to understand narrative that presents complex issues on an intuitive and personable level.
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. Note: Carlo Rovelli’s book is included in the course cost and will be handed out on the first day of class.
*Please call if you would like to receive the book earlier.
ILR594 Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
5-Digit Number: 17263
Mon, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 4/15 – 6/3
No Class: 5/27
Location: Conference Center/E106
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $119.00 Total: $159.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only