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Spring 2019 Astronomy UN1610 section 001

Call Number 11019
Day & Time
TR 2:40pm-3:55pm
329 Pupin Laboratories
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Joseph Patterson
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description Milestones in the science of cosmology over the past 6000 years. Skylore and observation in ancient cultures. The twin revolutions of the Greeks: Pythagoras and Ptolemy; and Aristotle, Aquinas, and the Great Chain of Being. The "scientific revolution": the impersonal and deterministic world-order of Newton, Laplace, and Kelvin. The erosion of that world-order by mathematics and experiment in the 20th century (relativity, quantum physics, dark matter, and the expanding universe). Today's searches for a new grand order in the Universe, which can cope - or maybe not - with these blows to yesterday's comfortable wisdom.
Web Site Vergil
Department Astronomy
Enrollment 71 students (86 max) as of 5:05PM Saturday, September 14, 2019
Final Exam Day/Time
R 1:10pm-4:00pm
Final Location 329 Pupin Laboratories
Subject Astronomy
Number UN1610
Section 001
Division Columbia College
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, Journalism
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191ASTR1610W001

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