Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    
    Aug 17, 2018  
Courses of Study 2018-2019
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PHYS 1203 - Physics of the Heavens and the Earth


(PBS-AS)      
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

For non science majors.

Staff.

Shows how the unification of apparently distinct areas of physics leads to an explosion in the growth of knowledge and understanding. The material is divided into three parts: the physics of motion on earth, motion in the heavens, and synthesis. Trace how ideas about celestial and terrestrial motion evolved separately at first, from the ancient ideas of Greek philosophers to the dynamics and telescopic discoveries of Galileo during the Renaissance. The two arenas finally meld together under Newton’s Universal Gravitation. Updates to Modern Physics ideas accompany every chapter in the journey.   Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity eventually advance Newton’s ideas.  The Quantum World comes alive with the story of the atom.  There is an emphasis throughout on “how do we know the laws?” These are the stories of breakthrough discoveries and brilliant insights made by fascinating people, offering a humanistic perspective. http://www.sciencewithhumanities.com/



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