PHYSICS 38S.01, Spring 2011

Course TitlePHYSICS RESEARCH AND THE ECON  
Class Time/Room TuTh 02:50 PM-04:05 PM Physics 299
Instructor(s) Howell, Calvin
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Course DescriptionAnalyses of the role of physics in the development of commercial technologies, with emphasis on curiosity driven research. Seminar requiring independent investigations of the intellectual origin of technological devices, with equal attention to physics principles and political or socioeconomic influences on research funding and product development. No prior instruction in physics assumed. Instructor: Howell