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Spring 2022 Astronomy UN1610 section 001

Call Number 13398
Day & Time
TR 2:40pm-3:55pm
209 Havemeyer Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Joseph Patterson
Method of Instruction In-Person
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). Todays searches for a new grand order in the Universe, which can cope - or maybe not - with these blows to yesterdays comfortable wisdom.
Web Site Vergil
Department Astronomy
Enrollment 65 students (80 max) as of 11:41AM Thursday, June 30, 2022
Subject Astronomy
Number UN1610
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221ASTR1610W001

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