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Theoretical physicist Dr. Scott Pilzer started the The Physics Project as an alternative to lecture-based physics instruction.  He now offers discussion-based online and face-to-face courses in Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and General Physics.
See Course Descriptions.

Click below to watch a short introduction to The Physics Project.

physics project intro  (video)

Cool ideas in Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Current Course Offerings

Courses are offered in online and face-to-face formats.  Courses meet for approximately 30 hours.  Homework and grades are assigned.   See “How to Enroll” for details on pricing.   http://www.thephysicsproject.com/how-to-enroll-in-a-course/

Relativity I  (Special Relativity)
Online Starts June 2015
Early Registration Deadline:|
Standard Registration Deadline:

Face to Face  June 23- August 13
Tues/Thurs  6-8pm
Early Registration Deadline: June 8, 2015  (tuition postmarked)
Standard Registration Deadline: June 23, 2015 (tuition received)                                                                                     
Prerequisite: none

Description:  In 1905 Einstein introduced the world to special relativity: the incredible idea that the passage of time is different for different reference frames. In 1907 Professor Hermann Minkowsky demonstrated with the Minkowsky diagram that Einstein’s work actually meant that we live in four dimensions with time as the fourth dimension. Unfortunately, these ideas have since been buried under complex mathematics. This course, however, removes the math barrier. Using Minkowky diagrams and interactive teaching methods based on the ConcepTest and small group discussion, Special Relativity becomes accessible.

special relativity introduction (video)                 muon (video)

 Quantum I (Quantum Mechanics)  
Online Starts June 2015
Early Registration Deadline:
Standard Registration Deadline:

Face to Face  June 23- August 13
Tues/Thurs  6-8pm
Early Registration Deadline: June 7, 2015  (tuition postmarked)
Standard Registration Deadline: June 22, 2015 (tuition received)

Prerequisite: none

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