Physics 111: How Things Work

Professors Randy Peterson and Ben Szapiro,

The Department of Physics

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In our everyday life we are surrounded by objects and technologies that we barely understand. Would you like to explore how a CD player works? How would you design and build "the perfect bike"? What is the "magic" behind cell phones? How do we know what distant stars are made off? Are Segways really the next way of transportation? Are you going to pump gasoline or hydrogen in your 2010 car's fuel tank? We are proposing to tackle these and other areas of current interest with a hands-on approach based on teamwork, lots of discussions, critical thinking and cooperative learning. We will also visit companies and labs where new technologies are being developed, and have fun in the process! Completion of this new course fulfills both one (non-lab) science requirement and one of the two writing intensive requirements.

CLASS ROSTER

First Last(movie) Ext. e-mail PERSONAL Web Pages PROJECTS Web Pages
Alexander Marshall 2041 alexamb0@sewanee.edu Personal  Guitar Pick-Ups
Anderson Daniel 2017 anderld0@sewanee.edu Personal  Airplanes
Brown Emerson 2017 brownem0@sewanee.edu Personal  Fly Fishing
Brunhoeber Austin 2043 brunhar0@sewanee.edu Personal  Roller Coasters
Chen Jason 2043 chen_j_0@sewanee.edu Personal Pace Makers 
Conklin Ashley 2026 conklae0@sewanee.edu Personal  Sailing
Diefenderfer John 2011 diefejw0@sewanee.edu Personal  Electrocardiograms
Edwards Ed 2028 edwarjr0@sewanee.edu Personal  Mechanical Clocks
Glaser Melissa 2038 glaseml0@sewanee.edu Personal  Scuba Diving
Pitner Matt 2012 pitnemr0@sewanee.edu Personal  Rotary Engines
Plaxco Joseph 2009 plaxcjm0@sewanee.edu Personal  Elevators
Satterfield Wesley 2040 sattewa0@sewanee.edu Personal Nuclear Weapons 
Taylor Matt 2040 taylomp0@sewanee.edu Personal  Machine Guns
Tebbetts Nell 2027 tebbeem0@sewanee.edu Personal  Solid Fuel Rockets
Thomasson Drew 2041 thomaaw0@sewanee.edu Personal  The Physics of Golf

GRADING

SCHEDULE

Time Trials (9/4/03)

Movie Clip: Class with Art Hagood

CLASS PICS

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LINKS

LOUIS BLOOMFIELD'S TEXTBOOK WEB PAGE

"How Things Work" Publisher's Web Page

Buy it at Amazon.com?

 

FROM: http://www.howstuffworks.com/ :

HOW BYCICLES WORK

HOW CDs WORK

HOW THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY WOULD WORK

HOW SEGWAYS WORK

HOW GPS RECEIVERS WORK

HOW MRI WORKS

HOW NUCLEAR MEDICINE WORKS

SEE INTERESTING NUCLEAR MEDICINE CASES (WUSTL's MIR)

HOW CELL PHONES WORK

HOW BRIDGES WORK

 

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