History & Philosophy of Science
University of Utah
Department of Philosophy
, Fall 2011
| Learning Material |
Week 1: Demarcation Problem
Week 2: Aristotelian Dynamics I
Week 3: Aristotelian Dynamics II
Week 4: Ptolemy on the Structure of the Universe
Week 5: Ptolemaic Astronomy and Challenges
Week 7: Copernicus
Week 9: Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler
Week 10: Galileo
Weeks 11 and 12: Newton
Brownian motion videos:
Purve's Lab: Do we observe empirical facts?
The "textbook model of scientific method"
"The epicycle rolls and changes its place completely"?
Images of 2004 Lunar Eclipse
The Universe of Aristotle and Ptolemy
Graphic from the Illustrated London News (November 22, 1919) explaining Eddington's 1919 eclipse observations and their confirmation of Einstein's general theory of relativity
The Golden Chain Argument
Retrograde Motion Explanations: Ptolemy vs. Copernicus
Alternative Solar Systems (Ptolemy, Copernicus, Brahe)
An Experiment on the Moon: Will the hammer and feather hit the ground at the same time?
Exam 1 Study Guide
Exam 2 Study Guide
FINAL Exam Study Guide