This Stanford Continuing Studies course is the first of a
six-quarter sequence of classes exploring the essential theoretical foundations
of modern physics. The topics covered in this series of course sequence
include classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, the general and special theories
of relativity, electromagnetism, cosmology, and black holes. While these courses
build upon one another, each course also stands on its own, and both
individually and collectively they let students attain the "theoretical minimum"
for thinking intelligently about modern
The topics covered
in this course focus on classical
Leonard Susskind, Felix Bloch Professor of Physics
Leonard Susskind received a PhD from Cornell University and has taught at Stanford since 1979. He has won both the Pregel Award from the New York Academy of Science and the J.J. Sakurai Prize in theoretical particle physics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.