Barnard College

ASTR C 1234-C1235 The Universal Timekeeper: an Introduction To Scientific Habits of Mind

Facility with high school algebra is assumed. C1234 is highly recommended as a prerequisite for C1235. Introduction to ideas and models of thought in the physical sciences, using the atomz as an imperturbable clock to explore applications such as measuring the age of the Shroud of Turin, determining the diets of ancient civilizations, charting the history of earth's climate, and unraveling the history of the universe.
Not offered in 2015-2016.
3 points