PHYS 1203

PHYS 1203

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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, PHS-AS)

Comments For non-science majors. Students with credit for PHYS 1101, PHYS 1112, PHYS 1116, or PHYS 2207, or an advanced placement equivalent who wish to enroll in PHYS 1203 must obtain written permission from the instructor and the Physics director of undergraduate studies.

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4876PHYS 1203  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Holmes, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    All enrollment requests should be directed to physicsenrollment@cornell.edu

  •  4877PHYS 1203  DIS 201

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Holmes, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4878PHYS 1203  DIS 202

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Holmes, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4879PHYS 1203  DIS 204

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Holmes, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4880PHYS 1203  DIS 205

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Holmes, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4881PHYS 1203  DIS 206

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Holmes, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20736PHYS 1203  DIS 207

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Holmes, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online