Physics for Future Presidents|
This course is based on a book by the same name by a physics professor at UC-Berkeley. This course for non-science students covers the physics of terrorism, energy, nukes, space, and global warming. The premise is that future presidents (and citizens) must be well informed about the physics of such topics that are the headlines of today's newspapers, in order to make educated and wise decisions for tomorrow.
Effective Citizenship, Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning: This course discusses mathematical and physical models that explain quantitatively how our world works.
Effective Citizenship: This course discusses topics of relevance for all citizens who intend to participate effectively and responsibly in the political process. Examples are: nuclear weapons, terrorism, global warming, and energy.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Muller, Richard A., PHYSICS FOR FUTURE PRESIDENTS
Additional books and papers on the topic of terrorism, nuclear energy, weapons, space, and global warming (to be chosen).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly homework assignments
Three one-hour exams
Two short papers
One final group project
|Instructor(s): Westling,Lynn Adrea Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: SCIE150; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 100||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -17||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 25||JR non-major: 25||SO: 25||FR: 25|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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