lec01 - Physics 140 Fall 2007 Prof August(Gus Evrard 4 Sep...

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Physics 140 – Fall 2007 Prof. August (Gus) Evrard 4 Sep 2007 If you have a Qwizdom remote, please log on to session ID 182 Today’s use of Qwizdom remotes is for practice only. Recording for grades begins next Tuesday (11 Sep) Physics 140 is a calculus-based introductory course intended for • potential majors in the natural sciences engineering students Physics 140 is generally not intended for pre-professional students (see physics 125) • students looking only to satisfy Nat Sci distribution students with no background in calculus
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What is physics? A framework for describing the structure and function of the natural world. All of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. What we call physics comprises that group of natural sciences which base their concepts on measurements, and whose concepts and propositions lend themselves to mathematical formulations. The New Quotable Einstein , A. Calaprice, ed., Princeton Univ. Press, 2005, pp. 235,6
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physics is … discovering the building blocks of nature physics is … revealing the structure of the entire universe
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physics is … helping to heal the sick physics is … developing technology that enriches your life
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physics is … a launch vehicle for a successful career http://www.aip.org/statistics/ physics is … a launch vehicle for a successful career http://www.aip.org/statistics/
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physics is … a launch vehicle for a successful career - for both women and men! http://www.aip.org/statistics/
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lec01 - Physics 140 Fall 2007 Prof August(Gus Evrard 4 Sep...

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