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Unformatted text preview: Wed 07 Jan Slide 1 Agenda Start first example scientific reasoning: Galileo and astronomy Slide 2 Science and Galileo Source Sky Telescope Feb 2009 article about Galileo Mon 05 Jan Agenda 1. Course goals 2. Course setup Lectures, test labs, help labs Instructor, TAs Texts, other course materials Evaluation Slide 4 Course Goals Main goal = Understand, analyze, evaluate, scientific reasoning, engineering reasoning, medical reasoning Another goal = Understand some social ethical issues about science, science research, engineering, medicine Slide 5 Texts Text materials All online inside in webCT website. From different places: textbooks, articles Slide 6 Evaluation WebCT quiz, practice homework 5% course grade WebCT intro quiz 7-10 homeworks WebCT supervised tests 90% course grade 7-10 exams Iclicker 5% course grade Participation, correct answer Iclicker Vista and WebCT Websites Slide 9 Vista Website Contains Iclicker registration only Slide 10 WebCT Website Contains Exams, tests Grades Syllabus under Course Notes Classnotes Online readings Course calendar Wed 07 Jan Slide 11 Agenda Start first example scientific reasoning: Galileo and astronomy Galileo and Astronomy First example scientific reasoning: Galileo and astronomy Part 1 Before Galileo. Data = Retrograde motion. Part 2 Galileo and telescope. Data = Venus phases. Part 3 After Galileo. Data = Stellar parallax. Slide 13 Science Idea 1: Realism about world Idea 2: Scientific method reasoning way to find out about world Idea 3: Scientific method reasoning uses sense observation data as evidence to test theories about world 3 1 2 Scientific Reasoning Framework Question about part real world investigated, research topic Answers to question (Hypothese, Theories, Models) AND Background information Predictions linking evidence and hypotheses Experiments, field work Thinking, simulation, observing physical models Conflict? Agreement? Error? Eg Background, Calculations Instruments, Observations Sense observed evidence Result about Answers Slide 15 Who, When, What Aristarchos Greek, fl ~270 BC Data, Hypotheses Ptolemy Alexandria,early-middle 100s Data, Hypotheses Copernicus Poland, early-middle 1500s Hypotheses Tycho Brahe Scandinavia, late 1500s Data, Hypotheses Galileo Italy, early-middle 1600s Data Slide 16 Part Real World Part real world investigated in Galileo and astronomy Arrangement in space Earth, moon, Sun, planets, Stars Question about part real world investigated, research topic Answers to question (Hypothese, Theories, Models) AND Background information Predictions linking evidence and hypotheses Experiments, field work Thinking, simulation, observing physical models Conflict?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course ECON 210 taught by Professor James during the Spring '09 term at The University of British Columbia.

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