PHYS 400 - Great Ideas in Physics

The class will meet once a week to discuss the readings of the original works of some of the great physicists from antiquity to the present.  The professor will guide the students through these works, and facilitate discussion.  The students will read and study the works, participate in class discussion and give class presentations on scientific works of their choice.  The purpose of this course is to gain a historical perspective on the evolution of physics and gain insight to creative scientific thought.