PHIL 3621 A History of Ideas in Physics

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHIL 17.
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3 hours; 3 credits

Development of philosophical points of view in physics from ancient times to the present. Interplay of ideas from science, philosophy, and the world views of various societies. (Not open to students who have completed Physics 36.) This course is the same as Physics 1060.

Prerequisite: Core Studies 7.2 or its equivalent, or Core Curriculum 1331 [3.31]/Physics 1005 or its equivalent, or Core Studies 10, or Core Curriculum 1210 [2.1], or one course in philosophy, or permission of the chairperson.


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