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 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 53110
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.
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Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Physical Science(Discovery), Honors course
Instructors: John Gianforte

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am DEM 253
Final Exam 5/15/2024 5/15/2024 W 10:30am - 12:30pm HS 332