851-0147-01L  Philosophical Reflections on Physics II

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersN. Sieroka, M. Hampe, R. Wallny
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentParticularly suitable for students of D-PHYS


AbstractAccompanying the lecture course "Physics II", this course critically evaluates topics and approaches from electrodynamics against a broader historical and philosophical/systematic background. Attention will be paid, amongst other things, to the role of experiments, the concept of a field theory and the principle of extremal action.
ObjectiveStudents should be able to critically evaluate different topics and approaches in physics, especially in the context of electrodynamics. They should also be enabled to communicate their insights to people from other disciplines and fields.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is part of the ETH "Critical Thinking" initiative.