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851-0147-01L  Theories, Experiments, Causality

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersR. Wallny, M. Hampe
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman
CommentParticularly suitable for students of D-PHYS



Catalogue data

AbstractThis course critically evaluates topics and approaches from physics against a broader historical and philosophical/systematic background. Attention will be paid, amongst other things, to the role of experiments, to the concepts of matter and field, and to theory formation.
ObjectiveStudents should be able to critically evaluate different topics and approaches in physics. They should also be enabled to communicate their insights to people from other disciplines and fields.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is part of the ETH "Critical Thinking" initiative.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Wallny, M. Hampe
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0147-01 GTheorien, Experimente, Kausalität
Does not take place this semester.
2 hrsR. Wallny, M. Hampe

Groups

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Restrictions

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Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
GESS Science in PerspectivePhilosophyWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-PHYSWInformation
History and Philosophy of Knowledge MasterSeminarsWInformation