PHYSICS 112 - Cosmology: The Science of the Universe
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
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Although no science courses are required, high school physics would be helpful. Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Have you ever wondered about the origin of everything? This course examines the conceptual foundations underlying our current understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe. We explore how the universe as a whole, galaxies, stars and planets provide the essential ingredients for the genesis of life. Finally we examine the evolution of scientific thought that enabled humans to develop an understanding of the universe around them.

Little or no math is needed but be prepared to learn some basic principles of physics and think critically about deep and challenging concepts.

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PHYSICS 112 - Cosmology: The Science of the Universe
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780201154962
Blind watchers of the sky : the people and ideas that shaped our view of the universe, Author: Rocky Kolb., Publisher: Addison-Wesley 1. paperba 1997
ISBN: 9781107687561
The Cosmos, 4th edition
ISBN: 0393327582
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution, Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 1st ed. 2004
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