Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

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): Cardinal Directions Science course or instructor consent.
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Sciences, Writing Intensive.
iCon(s): Innovating the World.

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