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July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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Einstein for Everyone?
  Location: SS Ballroom ABC
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 1:30 PM -2:00 PM
  Author: Anne Cox, Eckerd College
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Special relativity for the nonscience student: In an introductory freshman seminar course “Einstein for Everyone” Yes! We know that the physics of special relativity does not require mathematics beyond high school trigonometry, but how often do we offer nonscientists the chance to explore the intuitive and nonintuitive implications of the ideas at the core of spacetime physics? Using one course as an example, we will explore questions of its depth of coverage and its role in the curriculum. This will include examples of sample assignments, student projects as well as simulations that stand at the heart of the course and serve as the course "laboratory."
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