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PHIL 464 - Philosophy of Physics


Survey of philosophical problems specific to physics. Topics may include the nature of space and time in relativity theories; probability and irreversibility in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; locality, causality, and objectivity in quantum theory; ontology, and attitudes toward infinities in quantum field theory. Presupposes neither technical knowledge of physical theories nor advanced competence in mathematics.

Prerequisites & Notes
PRQ: 6 semester hours of philosophy at the 300 level or consent of department.

Credits: 3