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The Copernican Revolution(Foundation F4d) (GE) (AST 120)

Term: 2015-2016 Academic Year Fall Semester


Tue-Thu, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (8/24/2015 - 12/11/2015) Location: *MAIN MAC 222


120. The Copernican Revolution 3-2-4
A detailed look at the science of the Copernican Revolution. This watershed in the history of science is used as a model of how science, ancient and modern, operates and what it can and cannot tell us. The hypotheses and theories of Nicholas Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei will be featured centrally, and many seminal observations of these scientists will be reproduced in laboratory sessions. Approved for the general-education requirement in science.