PHYS 440A (H01) - Hon/Searching for Our Place in the Universe: Foundation and Limits of Certainty in Physical Science

Hon/Our Place in the Universe

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences > Physics
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56754
We explore models of the universe and our place in it. We discuss the foundation of ideas about motion on Earth and in space, as well as the history of modern physics and astronomy, which have changed how we understand space and time. We consider the sources and limitations of human knowledge concerning the origin of the universe, the mystery of the origin of life and evidence that our description of reality is incomplete.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Physical Science(Discovery), Honors course
Instructors: Nathan Schwadron

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am DEM 238

Booklist

Book Details
COPERNICAN REVOLUTION ((REV)57)
by KUHN
Required
ISBN
9780674171039
PUBLISHER
TRILITERAL
ARCHIVES OF THE UNIVERSE (04)
by BARTUSIAK
Required
ISBN
9780375713682
PUBLISHER
PENG RAND
SKY PHENOMENA (2ND 01)
by DAVIDSON
Required
ISBN
9781584200260
PUBLISHER
LINDIS FAR
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