It's About Time|
Spring 2008 not offered
Measurement of time has been accomplished by careful observation of stars, sun, and moon and with devices as varied as the hour glass and the atomic clock. A thorough observation of these and other methods and tools will illuminate old and new views of time. We will investigate concepts including, but not limited to the direction of time's arrow, the smoothness of time, time dilation, and the relativity of simultaneity.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Textbook will be announced; articles from journals such as SCIENCE, NATURE, etc.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly homework assignments, several quizzes, one hour exam, one paper, final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No prior experience with physics required, but proficiency in geometry, algebra and trigonometry will be expected.