Oct 15, 2019  
2017-2018 HillBook (Class of 2021) 
2017-2018 HillBook (Class of 2021) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

PHY 192 - Astronomy in the Scientific Revolution

Three Credits
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.

General Education Attribute(s): Natural Scientific Inquiry