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Supplemental Modules (Modern Physics)

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    3947
    • Antimatter
      Course notes from a one-hour class on antimatter for upper-year liberal arts students.
    • Black Hole Thermodynamics
      Course notes from a one-hour class on black hole thermodynamics for upper-year liberal arts students.
    • Chaos
      This is a non-technical survey of chaotic systems. It is based on a one-hour class given largely unchanged to first year undergraduate Physics students, to upper year liberal arts students, and to upper year Physics majors and specialists. The emphasis is on the properties that all chaotic systems exhibit. A secondary emphasis is the fact that most work on these systems is impossible without computing technology.
    • Dimensionality
      The measurement of the dimensionality of an object rapidly gets fairly subtle. This is a brief and fairly simple introduction.
    • High Energy Physics
      In the conventional view, "stuff" is made of atoms. The atoms are made of electrons, protons and neutrons. High Energy Physics deals with the question of what the electrons, protons and neutrons are made of. It is called "high energy" because experimentally one needs very high energy probes to try to take these "elementary particles" apart. This document is an overview of high energy physics at a non-technical level.
    • Life, Emerging Structures, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
      A discussion of issues of life and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Includes a section on cellular automata, and a section on sustainable energy sources.
    • Mirror Symmetry
      Course notes from a one-hour class on mirror symmetry for upper-year liberal arts students.
    • The Science of Hawking
      An overview of Stephen Hawking's contributions to black hole thermodynamics and cosmology. Originally written for a non-technical audience, it also includes a Primer on General Relativity and Cosmology.