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GSC 1106 - Understanding the Universe

Credits: 4.00
Did you ever want to understand the inner workings of the universe? If so, then this class is for you! This course will introduce students to the fundamental ideas and experiments that scientists rely on to help explain how everything in the universe works. Possible topics include the potential of extraterrestrial life; the mysterious quantum world of matter and light; symmetries in nature; the beginning of the universe; the existence of dark matter and energy and their connection to the universe’s final fate; the fundamental importance of energy; the lifecycles of stellar systems and stars; and Einstein’s theory of relativity and black holes.
This course may count as a Physics elective.
McDaniel Plan: Scientific Inquiry with Embedded Laboratory



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