VIC173Y1: Philosophy of Science for Physical Scientists

Hours: 
48S

This course introduces students to some of the issues in the philosophy of science, in general, and in the philosophy of physics, in particular. Topics include the scientific method and its controversies, the meaning of time and its properties, realism versus competing approaches, thought experiments, and quantum mechanics. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: 

admission to Vic One

Corequisite: 

VIC172Y1 and 1.0 FCE selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 FCE must be a CHM, MAT or PHY course)

Exclusion: 

Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.

Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)