Week: Let's Talk about Time
#1 F 1/5 Course Introduction.
Time and Music. Lahr
Second Week: The Birth of Time
#2 M 1/8 Time of the Chosen. Pastor
#3 W 1/10 Time measurement. Lahr
#4 F 1/12 Time,
Order, and Society. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Third Week: Listen to the Greeks
No class Monday 1/15: Martin Luther King Day. Meet Thursday (x-hour, 12:00 - 12:50).
#5 W 1/17 A dance of time. Pastor
Written Assignment 1 due.
#6 Th 1/18 Riddle of the Sphinx; Greek time. Lahr
#7 F 1/19 Ritual, art, and mathematics. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Fourth Week: Reckoning with Time: Philosophers and Mathematicians
#8 M 1/22 Zeno's paradoxes. Lahr
#9 W 1/24 Missing the point. Pastor
#10 F 1/26 Looking for cracks with the Sophists. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Fifth Week: A World of Clocks
#11 M 1/29 What is time? Pastor
#12 W 1/31 Galileo: time and space. Lahr
#13 F 2/2 Clocks: making and keeping time. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Sixth Week: Harnessing Time
#14 M 2/5 Forbidden knowledge and the power of time.
#15 W 2/7 Newton: time and space. Lahr
No class Friday 2/9: Winter Carnival
Seventh Week: A World of Reason
#16 M 2/12 Descartes/coordinates. Lahr
#17 W 2/14 Descartes, Frankenstein, and Goya. Pastor
Written Assignment 2 due.
#18 F 2/16 The Scientific Revolution: masters of the universe. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Eighth Week: On Relativity and Gato Time
#19 M 2/19 Time, consciousness, and body. Pastor
#20 W 2/21 Einstein and relativity. Lahr.
#21 F 2/23 The 20th century: rethinking reality. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Ninth Week: Time and the Fourth Dimension
#22 M 2/26 Art and the fourth dimension. Pastor
#23 W 2/28 4D metrics; hypercubes; timescape. Lahr
#24 F 3/2 Einstein's legacy, and models of time in 100 years of Solitude. Lahr/Pastor
Tenth Week: Past, Present, and Elsewhere
#25 M 3/5 Smashing the clocks in 100 Years of Solitude. Pastor
#26 W 3/7 Conclusions. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
The final exam is due on Saturday,
March 10, the first day of final exams, by 6:00 p.m. Take it to Dwight Lahr's office, 410 Bradley.