||First Day of Class!
|January 27:||Please print out and read the syllabus!
of topics for the first paper is available.
Paper 1 is due March 6.
||The first exam will be on Thursday, Feb.
27. The review
guide is available.
|March 13:||The answer key for
exam 1 is available.
|March 20:||The list
of topics for the second paper is available.
Paper 1 is due April 22.
|April 4:||The second exam will be on Thursday, April10. The review guide is available.|
|May 1:||The answer key for exam 2 is available.|
|May 5:||The final exam is a take-home exam and will will be available on Thursday May 15. The review guide for the final exam is available.|
|May 15:||The final exam is
available. The exam is take-home, and your
answers must be turned in handwritten in a bluebook no
later than 2:45 PM on Thursday, May 22.
Material Covered: Readings:
4) The Scientific Revolution: Copernicus McClellan & Dorn, chapter 11
5) The Scientific Revolution: Galileo McClellan & Dorn, chapter 12
McClellan & Dorn, chapter 13; and
of Classical Physics
McClellan & Dorn, chapter 15; and
James; and Mahon.
Physics: Quantum Mechanics
McClellan & Dorn, chapter 18
9) Big Science McClellan & Dorn, chapter 19
McClellan & Dorn, chapter 20
Additional Course Information:
To better understand the physical laws that govern the universe.
To appreciate the historical context in which Humanity learned about these laws.
To understand the different ways science is done.
To understand the historical evolution of how science is done.
To be able to discuss the roles played by science and technology in modern society.
E & Dorn, Harold., Science and Technology in World
History, 2nd edition
Gleick, James, Isaac Newton
James, F.A.J.L., Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction
Mahon, Basil, The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell
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