Oct 19, 2020  
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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SGBN 201 - What is Motion?

4.00 credit hours
The history of the modern study of motion (or mechanics) begins with Galileo, followed by Descartes and, above all, Newton. Generations later, Faraday offers experimental work to unify the idea of "force," which leads to attempts to unify physical theories of matter, electricity, light and energy in the work of Einstein and quantum mechanics. Through primary texts and reflections on the social and cultural contexts in which the science of mechanics developed, students carry on epistemological inquiries begun in prior courses. They also undertake a semester-long experimental investigation into the nature of light.

Prerequisite(s): SGBN 101  and SGBN 102 .
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Science, Writing Intensive.
iCon(s): Innovating Our World.


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