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Developing conceptions of science and scientific method from Copernicus to early Newton. Alternative planetary systems, Kepler's laws, and astronomy as an exact science in the seventeenth century. Galileo, Descartes, and Huygens on laws of motion and the evidence for them. Newton's early work in mechanics.Recommendations: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

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  • School of Arts & Sciences