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CORE-UA 214 How Things Work

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    Nov 14, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Yes I would. Although it is a fairly easy course, it encourages deeper understanding about how the most basic dally-use items actually work. This allows one to think iutside of the box and facilitates innovation.

    Course highlights:

    The simplest but most significant thing that we learned was why skating on ice is possible. It seems easy to understand, but to calculate the pressure between the blade and the ice, and looking at its relation with the thickness of the blade can be pretty enlightening. As the blade cuts through the ice, it melts it through the pressure applied, and as the blade passes through the water freezes again. The sharper the blade, the more pressure, the more it melts the ice vertically instead of horizontally, the less friction you get, the faster you can skate.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Attend all lectures and take in everything the profesor has to say, especially the information that is not on the curriculum. That can often be the most intriguing.

    • Fall 2016
    • BurtonBudick
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Requires Lots of Research

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