Spring 2018 Syllabus
Physics 3710 is about the principles and applications of special and general relativity and of the nuclear and sub-nuclear structures of matter. Though some of the topics of 3710 are more than 100 years old, others continue to rapidly evolve—and their interplay provides a fascinating, living example of science at work. Moreover, the course is predicated on, and aspires to convey, two thoroughly modern, coherent, and interconnected themes: (1) the largest (e.g., stars, galaxies, and galactic clusters) and smallest (e.g., quarks, leptons, and force-carrying bosons) observed forms of matter are intimately related to one another; and (2) dynamics, conservation laws, and symmetry are all essentially equivalent.
Peak, David, "Physics 3710: Intermediate Modern Physics" (2018). Syllabus. Paper 1.