ISP209s7 Lecture 11-1-Today• Announcements: – HW#5 is due by 8:00 am Wednesday February 20th.– The third extra credit problem is also due Feb 20 at 8:00am. This is a super bonus problem.• Temperature•Second Law of Thermodynamics
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C.P. Snow – Lecture on the Two Cultures1959Two Cultures: Humanities and the SciencesThere is a danger if the two can not understand each other.Paraphrase of a famous quote: Not knowing what the second law of thermodynamics means is the equivalent of never having read Shakespeare.“I now believe that if I had asked an even simpler question —such as, What do you mean by mass, or acceleration, which is the scientific equivalent of saying, 'Can you read?' … So the great edifice of modern physics goes up, and the majority of the cleverest people in the western world have about as much insight into it as their Neolithic ancestors would have had.”