Physics for Future Presidents|
Spring 2012 not offered
Physics of terrorism, energy, nukes, global warming, and space travel. This course offers the opportunity to students who previously have not studied physics to learn about the physics of timely topics that influence our lives. Students who are interested in having a working knowledge of physics to assist their decisions as citizens on the above topics are encouraged to enroll. Students who have already taken a high school physics course or other introductory physics courses may be too overqualified to enjoy this course.
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|
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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).
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Weekly homework assignments
Three one-hour exams
Two short papers
One group project
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