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Big Ideas in Science - PHYS242

What is science? How have influential thinkers such as Einstein and Darwin shaped our view of the world? This unit presents a big picture of science as a great triumph of the human mind and imagination. Scientists have given us a powerful framework for understanding our world from the microscopic scale to the scale of the whole universe. This unit gives students insight into some of the big ideas in science; from cosmology, and the universe through the mysteries of quantum phenomena; from atoms to the evolution of life itself. By exploring the big ideas in science, students gain an understanding of the power and dynamism of scientific knowledge. This unit provides intellectual enrichment for both science and non-science students.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Gabriel Molina-Terriza

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type: Planet unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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