It has been said that many experimental discoveriesare made as a result of accidents (for example, that ofDavisson and Germer). This statement may have sometruth, but what traits and abilities must good scientistspossess to take advantage of their accidents?
Course Calendar Notes: * This schedule is tentative and subject to change. * Chapter and section numbers refer to 7th edition of textbook. * Earlier editions are numbered differently. Check topic headings. class # day topic(s) chapter.section 1 Thu, Aug 25 Course Introduction 2 Mon, Aug 29 Scale of the Universe 1.1 3 Wed, Aug 31 History of the Universe 1.2 Spaceship Earth 1.3 4 Thu, Sep 1 Patterns in the Night Sky 2.1 5 Wed, Sep 7 Celestial Coordinates and Motion in the Sky S1.2 6 Thu, Sep 8 Reason for Seasons 2.2 7 Mon, Sep 12 The Moon, Our Constant Companion 2.3 8 Wed, Sep 14 Astronomical Time Periods S1.1 9 Thu, Sep 15 Ancient Mystery of the Planets 2.4 Ancient Greek Science 3.2 10 Mon, Sep 19 Copernican Revolution 3.3 11 Wed, Sep 21 Describing Motion: Examples from Daily Life 4.1 12 Thu, Sep 22 exam #1 chs. 1,2,3,S1 13 Mon, Sep 26 Newton's Laws of Motion 4.2 14 Wed, Sep 28 Conservation Laws i