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Courses - Fall 2019
PHYS
Physics Department Site
PHYS199M
The Manhattan Project
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSHS or DSNS, SCIS
This course explores the development of the atomic bomb during the Manhattan project. Nuclear Physics is introduced in a historical context from the discovery of radioactivity in 1896 to the discovery of nuclear fission in Germany in 1938; this historical approach allows students to understand how scientific knowledge is built up over time.