A History of Science and Technology: HHS 130EV

216 Peirce - Wed 6:15 - 8:45 PM

 

Daniel Newsome Presiding

Office: 335 Peirce – before class or by appointment.

Email: newsome232.23@kleos-clarus.org

   HoST  2007      

Syllabus- Fall

Research Tools - S.C.Williams Library

 Class Policies

Be warned that everything beyond next week is subject to change.

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Date

Mc&D

Special

Details and Links to Assignment Pages

0

8/29/07

buy it

 

 

Crosby energy?  Read the Holt article in hand-out form. Lecture on McWhorter language ideas and the Rosetta stone.  Does science have to be right to be science?  Cheese

Assignment 0 - This is not an actual assignment.  It is just an archive of the materials covered in the class from 8/29. - Exam review materials posted 10/2.  Look in Assignment pages for review materials.

1

9/5/07

 

31-54 

MunitzŐs JacobsenŐs WebsterŐs

Enuma Elish, Ionian Cosmologies, Genesis, Gilgamesh – Primal Matters

Reading from Munitz and the Bible and others.

Assignment 1 - Exam review materials posted 10/3.

2

9/12/07

55-65

Munitz

Pythagoras, Plato, (Eudoxus) – Number Formalism – Weaving and Spinning

Excerpts from Pythag, Republic (Er and Cave and stray gymnastics/music stuff and eugenics) and Timaeus from Munitz.

Assignment 2 - Exam review materials posted 10/3.

3

9/19/07

78-95

Galen in Lindberg.

Ptolemy and Lucretius and Galen – Greco-Romans – Eratosthenes Circumference

PlutarchŐs essay on Flesh eating [in Book V of Morals]  

Read Lucretius- GodwinŐs Intro and Book I.

Assignment 3Exam review materials posted 10/5 and the rest added 10/13.

4

9/26/07

99-115

East and Islam

Lucretius pt. II

Lucretius- Books II-III

Grant excerpts from Scientific Foundations.  PeutingerŐs Map and other Classical Trivia.

Assignment 4 - Exam review materials posted 10/13.

5

10/3/07

 

Grant

Presentations

Lucretius- BookV, Scholastic and Islamic hybridization of Aristotle-Plato-God- Ibn Tuf excerpt,

AristotleŐs physics and 1277 issues.  (Blakeslee-NYT Out of Body article), Munitz

Assignment 5 - Exam review materials posted 10/13.               

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 6

10/10/07

154-174

177-181

Lucretius and Blom et al.

Lucretius Book IV.  Medieval Tech.  Maya.  Time.  Weather and shipping winds.

Assignment 6 - Exam review materials posted 10/13.

See  Class Policies for a description.

7

10/17/07

203-221

Munitz

 

Assignment 7Final Exam Review posted 12/8- See Assignment page.

 

 

 

 

midpoint

8

10/24/07

 

Munitz

Bruno and Digges and Kepler. Lucretius and his impact on Sci Rev.

 Assignment 8 - Exam Review posted 12/8- See Assignment page.

9

10/31/07

pp. 224-247

Munitz- Galileo

Assignment 9: - Exam Review posted 12/8

GalileoŐs Assayer readings. Lecture to cover Vesalius, Harvey and 1543 up to about 1642. Simple Scope demo.

Finish up KeplerÉ

-Attilio, Puleio, Seshamani

10

11/7/07

249-273

Newton

Munitz-Newton

Grafton Chapter

Newton and Archeology

Assignment 10 - Exam Review posted 12/8

-Boughton, Cox, Gerlach, Lefkowitz, Watson

11

11/14/07

279-323

Timber, coal, etc.

and Legacies

Ure essay

FoucaultŐs Pendulum.

RoemerŐs Speed of Light.

Guns and casting.  Iron production.  Steam. Chemistry.

Assignment 11 - Exam Review posted 12/8

-Fernandez, Guthrie, Lopez, Rogers

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11/21/07

break

break

Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

12

11/28/07

323-338

Life

 

Assignment 12: - Exam Review posted 12/8

Darwin and Origin and racism- Read end of Descent.

-Dolny, Keane, Shah

13

12/5/07

365-390

Einstein and quantum

Everybody, finish the 1-page project posting.  Send it to me.

Einstein, quantum, Bohr atom,  SR/GR on disk with clocks used to set up Perihelion of Mercury precess.  [lecture: Miller on Black Holes]

Assignment 13- no review sheets for this class

-Aquino, Hickey, Lee, Scharff, Cheng

X

12/12/07

FINAL

EXAM

HHS 130EV

rm. 216 Peirce

6:00-10:00pm

Project Trailers: Each of these will inspire at least one exam question and maybe more.

GET ME YOUR ONE-PAGE PROJECT WEB SHEETS!!!!! A.S.A.P.

Assignment 14-Final Exam: This has information on the exam, extra credit, and final homework possibilities.  A must read.

 

*Complete the assigned readings before the class meetings. 

   Warning: This is not a static document.  It will be updated each week.

 

 

Texts: Please obtain the following 3 books:

 

1) Munitz, Milton Karl, ed. Theories of the Universe; from Babylonian Myth to Modern Science, The Library of Scientific Thought. Glencoe, Ill.,: Free Press, 19XX. At Amazon the price is anywhere from under one dollar for a used copy to $21.95 for a new copy.  You will have to order this online.  It was not ordered at the bookstore. The new copy will probably ship quickly, but the used copies tend to be slowly processed, so if you buy a used copy you may want to go for the quickest shipping method.  Get this a.s.a.p.

 

2) LucretiusŐ On the Nature of the Universe (De rerum natura) (Penguin Classics) by Lucretius (Author), John Godwin (Introduction), Ronald E. Latham (Translator). Used copies start at under $3 online. There are numerous translations of this book and there is even an earlier Latham translation without the Godwin intro. Make sure you get this Latham translation with the Godwin introduction. Please have this by 9/12.

 

 3) McClellan, James E., and Harold Dorn. Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction. Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 19XX.  This one ought to be avaliable at the bookstore.  Get this a.s.a.p.

 


Optional booksÉ

 

- Ibn Tufayl, Abu Bakr, and Lenn Evan Goodman. Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzān: A Philosophical Tale Translated with Introduction and Notes. Translated by Lenn Evan Goodman. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1972. 

                Amazon lists this in their used bin as Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzan: A Philosophical Tale Translated with Introduction and Notes (Paperback) by Muhammad Ibn 'Abd Al-Mal Ibn Tufayl (Author).  They give no translator, but it looks to be Goodman and there are many copies available under $10.  If you want a hard copy, this will work. 

 

-Koestler, Arthur. The Sleepwalkers : A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe. New York: Arkana, 19XX.  I will probably assign some readings from this in PDF form, but this book is widely available used and cheap.

 

-Park, David Allen. The How and the Why : An Essay on the Origins and Development of Physical Theory. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 19XX. I may assign some readings from this in PDF form, but this book is widely available used and cheap.

 

   -Other readings will be provided in class or as PDFs available through this site and its links.