October 4, 2022
Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm PT
This course will trace the development of man’s understanding of motion and gravitation, starting with the earliest astronomical observations of pre-Greek civilizations, and culminating in the achievements of Isaac Newton. How did mankind progress from a state of total ignorance about the stars, planets, Sun, and Moon to our first scientific understanding of these bodies and the laws that govern their behavior? No prerequisites or background in physics are required.
Readings and Resources:
- Texts (Kindle or paperback editions are acceptable):
- Recommended Background Material:
Lead TA to contact regarding extension requests or related issues: David Bakker ([email protected]).