EC.050 Re-create Experiments from History: Inform the Future from the Past
Provides perspective for thinking about the future through the study of historical physical science and historically significant experiments. Designed to build awareness of the unexpected through both observation of the sky and lab activities that focus on light, electricity, and motion. Labs are complemented by museum and site visits; readings include accounts by Galileo, Archimedes, and other historical observers. Individual and team assignments provide opportunities to develop skills in observation, exploration, and evaluation. Students must keep an observing notebook and write a reflective paper; students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.
This class has no prerequisites.
Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-409.
This class counts for a total of 6 credits.
You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Recreate Experiments from History: Inform the Future from the Past: Galileo site or on the EC.050 Stellar site.
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