Modern Physics and Space Topics (US)

Spring; Grades 11–12
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Trigonometry

Using Einstein’s revolutionary ideas as a framework, students examine mind-boggling topics in modern physics such as special relativity, quantum physics, and general relativity, and how they apply to space science. Examples of these ideas include the Twin Paradox, wave-particle duality, black holes, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life. Students engage in labs and work on independent projects throughout the semester.


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