Looking in Freshman Lab II (Part 1) – Measurement and Equilibrium: How Measuring, Weighing, and Counterbalancing Can Inspire Us to Look at Things Differently

Title

Looking in Freshman Lab II (Part 1) – Measurement and Equilibrium: How Measuring, Weighing, and Counterbalancing Can Inspire Us to Look at Things Differently

Description

Video recording of part one of a two-part lecture delivered on February 25, 2022, by Annapolis tutor Robert Druecker as part of the Formal Lecture Series. The two-part lecture is the second in a three-part series (four lectures total) on Freshman Lab.

Druecker describes his lectures: "This will be the second in a series of lectures for freshman on ways of looking they encounter in Freshman Laboratory. In the second segment of the class, the students are invited, in various ways, to consider the mathematization of nature. They may come to see certain phenomena as μαθήματα, that is, as objects of study leading to acts of insight. While they also investigate these phenomena empirically, our question in the lecture will be whether they can be viewed in ways that lead to insight. The phenomena considered at the beginning— the characteristics of length and heaviness and various sorts of equilibrium—may introduce the students to some new ways of looking. The lecture will highlight those ways. Questions: Are they new in your experience? Are they helpful in learning from your studies in the lab?”

Publisher

Coverage

Annapolis, MD

Date

2022-02-25

Rights

A signed permission form has been received stating: "I hereby grant St. John's College permission to: Make an audiovisual recording of my lecture, and retain copies for circulation and archival preservation in the St. John's College Greenfield Library. Make an audiovisual recording of my lecture available online. Make a typescript copy of my lecture available for circulation and archival preservation in the St. John's College Greenfield Library. Make a copy of my typescript available online"

Type

moving image

Format

mp4

Language

English

Identifier

Druecker_Robert_2022-02-25-26access

Original Format

Zoom video conference

Duration

01:19:27