Space, Time, & Measurement
The ability to precisely measure time and distance is essential to modern science and technology. As measurement technologies developed, they led to scientific discoveries that redefined our fundamental understanding of space, time and measurement themselves. We will follow this process from Galileo’s pendulum through Einstein’s theory of relativity and modern applications in quantum mechanics and cosmology. We will use historical and scientific texts, analytic writing, and a few hands-on activities to understand these ideas and their impact on science and society. 3 hrs. sem.
- Fall 2013
- McCardell Bicentennial Hall 530(MBH 530)
- 9:30am-10:45am on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
- Noah Graham
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CW DED SCI
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