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Academic Year 2005/2006
It's About Time
PHYS 162 FA
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
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.
Textbook will be announced; articles from journals such as SCIENCE, NATURE, etc.
EXAMINATIONS 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.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Shapiro,Mark
- Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: SCIE58;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 40)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: 11 Jr. non-major: 11 SO: 10 FR: 8
- Curricular Renewal: Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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