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ERIC Number: EJ1044168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Teaching Special Relativity to Lay Students
Egdall, Ira Mark
Physics Teacher, v52 n7 p406-409 Oct 2014
In this paper, I describe a lay course in special relativity (SR) given at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI's) at Florida International University and the University of Miami. Courses are also offered in general relativity quantum theory cosmology the nature of time, and the fine-tuned universe. Each course is presented in six hour-and-a-half weekly sessions. Students are mostly retired or semi-retired adults like me. Most are college educated, but with little or no formal physics education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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