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T. Moore, "Six Ideas that Shaped Physics" -- Volume Q, Third Edition, 2013 (to be
provided by the publisher)
Other reading material will be provided via links.
Schedule (Topics, Reading, Exams)
Topics will include:
Cryptography, Atomic Microscopes,
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET),
Production and Use, Nuclear Energy
Background material to be covered includes
basic Quantum Physics and Nuclear Physics.
NYT, Jan. 28 2014
Physics World, Feb. 4, 2014
New Magnetic Resonance Applications
Nature, March 11, 2014
New Use for Dark Matter
Lectures: L. Susskind, Theoretical Minimum, Stanford
There will be two mid-term exams but no Final Exam.
Four short (one page) reports based on current newspaper or magazine articles
will be required.
Short homework assignments will be made on alternate weeks.
Exam1: 25% Exam2: 25% Reports 40%
Physics 121, 122 or 114, 115. Recommended: Physics 123 or 116
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