ISC6416 - History of Physical Science and Cultural Connections
This course is designed for graduate students in science, engineering and math who wish to know something about the “who, how, why, when and where” of physics. It assumes they know something of the “what” of physics in order to be graduate students. I trace the developments leading to today’s physics considering when and where they happened, who took part, what they contributed to our thinking processes and how the work led to other discoveries. I also look at the impacts science had on society and conversely, how societies affected their science. There will be a discussion of ethical problems that a scientist/engineer might encounter.