Dec 15, 2018  
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) 
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

PHY 192 - Astronomy in the Scientific Revolution

Three Credits
Fall and Spring Semesters

The development and establishment of heliocentric theory. Topics include celestial observations, the geocentric universe, Copernicus’ rejection of geocentrism, Kepler’s and Galileo’s contributions to heliocentrism, 17th-centuryobservations, and the gradual acceptance of heliocentrism. The course stresses exercises, observation, establishment of data, preparation of tables, and construction of mathematical models.

Fulfills the Natural Scientific Inquiry requirement.