PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ASSIGNMENT AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
2-3 pp; 12-point Times New Roman; double spaced w. 1" margins. Hard copy to your TA,
and submit the essay electronically to TurnItIn before 5 pm.
NOTE: As usua
1History 3a Fall 2015
Introduction to the History of Science, 1450-1800
Prof. Mary Terrall
TuTh 5-6:15, Dodd 121
Professors Office: Bunche 5276
Office hours: Monday, 1:30-3:30
Teaching Assistants: Scottie Buehler, Iris Cle
Hist 3a, Fall 2015
Galileo, Sidereus nuncius (Starry Messenger, or Message from (or about) the Stars)
Galileo, Letter to Grand Duchess Christina
1. What can you learn from the title page of Galileos Starry Messenger (which could als
History 3a, Fall 2015
Dear, Revolutionizing the Sciences, Chap. 5
Descartes, Discourse on the Method, Preface and Parts. 1-2 and 4-5 + first page of Part 6
Note: Dears Chapter 5 will really help you understand the Descartes
Week 5 Study Questions: Alchemy
Bruce Moran, Chap. 3 from Distilling Knowledge
Tara Nummedal, Alchemical Reproduction and the Career of Anna Maria Zieglerin
Paracelsus, short selection from On the Nature of Things
Study Questions, Week 7 (Hooke, Micrographia)
Robert Hooke, Preface to Micrographia
Gleick, Isaac Newton, chaps. 1-11
Note: Study questions are only for the Hooke reading. The biography of Newton also has some
material on Hoo
STUDY QUESTIONS, WEEK 2
These questions are meant to help you figure out what you should be getting from the reading.
You will probably be asked to discuss some of them in section, but they are designed for your
Paper # 2, Fall 2015
Due date: Tuesday Nov. 3, at beginning of lecture. Also on TurnItIn.
Length: 2-3 pp., double-spaced, 1" margins all around, 12-point type.
Write an essay on the complex relations of religion to astronomy and alchemy, based
Study Questions Week 3
Kuhn, pp. 200-219
1. What does Tycho Brahe say about why he was not satisfied with the Ptolemaic system?
What reasons does he give for rejecting the motion of the
Introduction to the History of Science: Scientific Revolution
TA: Scottie Buehler
Office Hours: Thursday 2:30-4:30 pm and by appointment
Office: Bunche 2155
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1B- 2-2:50 R