EC.050 Re-create Experiments from History: Inform the Future from the Past


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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.

EC.050 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Bales and E. Cavicchi.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays in 4-409.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, EC.050 was rated 0.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Seminars site or on the EC.050 Stellar site.

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