HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Section: 009 The Physics of the Fascinating: A qualitative look at the Physics you want to learn
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Course Note:
A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point “Why does it matter?”.
Credits:
1
Other:
Honors, Minicourse
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How does a Frisbee work? Why does my violin/tuba/bagpipe sound the way it does? What color would oceans on other planets be? What is the big deal with the Large Hadron Collider? Physics can help us to answer these questions that enrich our lives by explaining experiences we have and offering a window to those we don’t. Its power to explain is furthermore applied to fields as diverse as medicine, climate change, astronomy, art history, and paleontology and it therefore enhances and complements many other studies.

This course seeks to enrich students’ understanding of their world and to help them transition to college. We will qualitatively learn fundamentals of physics and apply them to explore a variety of topics both inside and outside of science. This will include the physics of sports, music, and astrophysics as well as other topics in which there is student interest, such as environmental science, optics, and particle/quantum physics. Because students’ interests and physics background (or lack thereof) will influence the content, anyone curious to learn more about physics, and thereby the world, is encouraged to enroll. Format will be lecture/discussions with some labs and out-of-class readings and some problems designed to provoke thought and deepen understanding.

Meets Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
27537
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Regenerative Medicine's Moral Achilles Heel Does not meet first week of classes.
002 (SEM)
P
32429
Closed
0
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Note: Rwandan Genocide Does not meet first week of classes.
003 (SEM)
P
27539
Open
4
4LSA Hnrs Y1
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: All's Fair in Love and Sport Does not meet first week of classes.
004 (SEM)
P
27541
Closed
0
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Romanticism Does not meet first week of classes.
005 (SEM)
P
29099
Closed
0
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Politically Incorrect Does not meet first week of classes.
006 (SEM)
P
29113
Open
2
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: From Throw-Away Fun to Morality Play Does not meet first week of classes.
007 (SEM)
P
30871
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Thalidomide and Other Case Studies Does not meet first week of classes.
008 (SEM)
P
32431
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: The Financial Crisis for Dummies Does not meet first week of classes.
009 (SEM)
P
43797
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: The Physics of the Fascinating Does not meet first week of classes.
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