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Final Exam Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, 2 to 4:30 PM, Kimball Hall B11 Review sessions (tentative): Monday 12/7 (7 to 8:30 PM) Wednesday 12/9 (7 to 8:30 PM) Locations to be announced Exam is cumulative through lecture 31 plus presentations Emphasis on lectures starting with Lecture 16 on magnetics and ending with Lecture 31 on nanomedicine (75% of points) One question from the 3 written on the chalkboard will be selected for each group presentation (10% of points) For topics in Lectures 1 to 15: all formulas and numerical values of materials properties will be given Lectures 1 to 15: qualitative understanding of topics not on prelim most important
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Nanotechnology Ethics Assignment: Due Monday, Dec. 7, 5:00 PM Write a 200 to 300 word essay Email the essay in the body of the email (not as an attachment) Email address: nanoessay@earthlink.net Pick a nanoscale technology as described in any of the lectures from ENGRI 1110 or from one of the group presentations. Very briefly summarize the technology in words (no images), describing the role of small scale in enabling or improving this technology. This description should be understandable by someone with your level of understanding of physics and chemistry who has not taken the course. Very briefly describe how you imagine this technology solving one of the 6 challenges described by Peterson and Heller in their article “Nanotech’s Promise.” If you think that it does not fall into one of these 6, then identify a challenge of equal global importance and describe how this nanoscale technology would contribute to the solution of this problem.
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Address the following questions about this technology: What, if any, risks does this technology present to health or the environment? What other non-nano technologies might provide similar solutions? Are there potential societal consequences (privacy, distribution of wealth, etc)? The essay word limitations must be strictly observed, as Prof. Umbach
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