HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Section: 002 The Periscope of Physics: Seeing More Deeply into our World
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
1
Other:
Honors
Class Misc Info:
Minicourse meeting Sept. 11-Nov. 6. (Drop/Add deadline=Sept. 24.)..
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

When we start to think critically about the seemingly mundane events around us, many interesting questions arise. For example, how does a can of Coke warm up once you remove it from the refrigerator? Why does a guitar string emit a sound when plucked? By applying general principles, physicists have been able to learn a great deal about these questions and many others.

In this course, we will explore and unlock the secrets of familiar natural phenomena with the tools of physics. Students will gain exposure to various math and physics concepts, including differential equations, numerical methods, and approximations of functions. In addition to lectures and readings, there will be a small independent research project on a topic of the students’ choosing. The only prerequisite is some familiarity with calculus.

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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20349
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on Sept. 19
002 (SEM)
P
24158
Open
6
6LSA Hnrs Y1
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 11
003 (SEM)
P
20350
Open
1
3LSA Hnrs Y1
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 18
004 (SEM)
P
20351
Closed
0
1LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 12
005 (SEM)
P
21528
Closed
0
2LSA Hnrs Y1
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 17
006 (SEM)
P
21537
Open
6
6LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 12
007 (SEM)
P
22823
Open
2
2LSA Hnrs Y1
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 18
008 (SEM)
P
24159
Open
2
3LSA Hnrs Y1
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 10
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