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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Every day we experience the wonder of physics, applying fundamental physics to understand how the world around us works. However, the principles of quantum mechanics and special relativity present us with some counterintuitive surprises. We will look at their formulation, experimental methods in practical sessions, and solve problems to help us unravel the tantalizing puzzles that these topics present. (This course requires a knowledge of differential calculus and some intergral calculus as well as fluency in high school level algebra and geometry. This course has integrated practicals and some sessions will be taught in the world-famous Cavendish Laboratory, which can be reached on foot (c.20 minutes) or by bus.(c.10 minutes).)


Course dates

17 Jul 2017 to 21 Jul 2017

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

26 Jun 2017

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code