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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PH 239 - WCH Philosophy and History of Physics

4.00 credits.
(Western Cultural Heritage Core Course)
*A Guided Writing and Research Course.
The aim of this course is to explore the relationship between philosophy and physics, with a focus on selected issues in the history and philosophy of modern physics. That is, this is a history of ideas course that focuses on theoretical physics from its inception to the present. In the first part we focus on the philosophy of space and time. In the second part, we focus on scientific revolutions and physical reality: what happens when a scientific revolution occurs, such as in the passage from Newtonian mechanics to Einstein’s relativity theory?