Math/Physics 160: Galileo 

 

Professor: Mark A. Peterson

Class meetings: TTh 11:00-12:15, Clapp 420

Texts:

Galileo's Muse, Mark Peterson

The Essential Galileo, ed. Maurice Finocchiaro

Online texts

 

An old course syllabus still contains useful links and possible topics. It will give you an idea about how a more prescribed version of the course might go, and we can choose topics from here if we wish.

What I hope for from you is your participation, through class discussion, posts to the forum topics, written paragraphs (these may perhaps flesh out your forum posts), and eventually a final project. This last can be a 10+ page paper, a performance, an informative web page, an experiment -- I only ask that you work it out in consultation with me well ahead of time so that it is successful and fun, and not a rushed job.