Applied Physics

module 4: History of science
In the project of this module students in Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics together build an electromagnetic experiment. As a part of this, they learn to reflect systematically and critically on the significance of this experiment for the development of knowledge about electromagnetism and on the relationship between physical concepts, phenomena, and mathematical analysis.

modules 6, 7, and 8: Argumentation theory, philosophy of science
Three small curriculum elements, divided over three modules, will enable students to reflect critically and systematically on forms of scientific reasoning, argumentation, and methodology.

module 11: Reflection on physics
Connected to a course in classical mechanics, and reflecting upon the 2,5 years of physics education they have taken, students will be enabled to analyze the theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches they have been using, from the perspective of the history and philosophy of science.