Excitatory Topics in Physics

A photograph of Albert Einstein standing in front of a chalk board.

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921. (This image is in the public domain.)


Nicholas DiBella

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What sorts of things get physicists (or wannabe physicists, like the teacher of this class) excited? Is it the dream of building grand intellectual edifices capable of describing the Universe with amazing accuracy and elegance? Or, perhaps, discovering something so unexpected that it totally blows your mind? Maybe it's simply the act of doing physics! Whatever the case, there are certainly many things in physics to get excited about, and we'll explore some of them in this class.

Nicholas DiBella. Excitatory Topics in Physics, Summer 2007. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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