Section 1.1 - Introduction to Theoretical Physics

The Two Pillars of Modern Physics

Classical (aka Newtonian) physics had reigned supreme since the mid-1600s, but the beginning of the 20th century saw some of the most spectacular breakthroughs in the history of science, as two groundbreaking new theories were proposed and proven

Relativity describes the realm of the SPECTACULARLY MASSIVE, while quantum mechanics describes the realm of the infinitesimally tiny. This unit will strive to break these two seemingly incomprehensible theories into simple English, providing a general overview of some of the most groundbreaking scientific discoveries of the last century!

The wormhole from the movie Interstellar

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