Quantum Mechanics and Relativity II

Quantum Mechanics and Relativity II
6 sessions, 12 hours

Explore the world of the very small.  Once thought to be the smallest of all particles, we find levels of details in protons and neutrons that we never dreamed could exist.  Dark Matter, Black Holes and other crazy stuff will challenge our very notions of reality. Mastering the mathematics behind Relativity and Quantum Mechanics is attained with PHD’s.  We will not go that route.  Instead, we will concentrate on the concepts.  If you are willing to abandon preconceived notions of reality, these ideas start to make sense. Why is warped space-time is a better explanation of the phenomenon we call gravity than that of Newton? Come and discuss. No prerequisites.

Instructor: ILR’s space cowboy, Robert (Bob) Rubock, MS, has taught physics, astronomy and engineering at FCC. An engineer by profession, he holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic and a MS from University of Connecticut. Bob has been fascinated by astronomy and physics since childhood and was inspired by the first photos from the Hubble Telescope. In Bob’s words: “I love this stuff!”

ILR454 Quantum Mechanics and Relativity II
4 digit #: 3622
Mondays, 10:00 am – Noon, Feb. 13 – March 20
Location: FCC Conference Center/E123
Tuition: $39  Fee: $90  Total: $129
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only: $90

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