PHYS 1203

PHYS 1203

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course offers opportunities to face fundamental issues in scientific thought, and to provide a sense of the profound ideas that form the modern views of our world. Physics is not a collection of laws, or dry mathematical formulas that must be painfully memorized and exercised. Astronomy is not just a collection of fascinating, disconnected facts about our universe. This course introduces physics and astronomy as the development of a basic curiosity about our world, and a grand desire to understand how it works. A significant theme of this course will be: "What and how do we know?" This will include discussions of how scientific thought and ideas have evolved over time, as well as who has been involved in that evolution.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

Comments For non-science majors.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5932PHYS 1203  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Holmes, N

  • Visit www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist if you are unable to enroll in an open section.

  •  5933PHYS 1203  DIS 201

  •  5934PHYS 1203  DIS 202

  •  5935PHYS 1203  DIS 204

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