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ERIC Number: EJ1165744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Motivating Non-Science Majors: The Technology of Electromagnetic Waves
Henrich, Victor E.
Physics Teacher, v56 n1 p29-31 Jan 2018
To address the need for physics courses that stimulate non- STEM majors' interest in, and appreciation of, science, the Department of Applied Physics has developed a popular course for Yale College undergraduates, The Technological World, that explains the physics behind technologies that students use every day. The course provides an in-depth development of electromagnetic waves, applying them to technologies as diverse as LCD displays, GPS, fiber optics, CAT scans, LEDs, and stealth aircraft. It utilizes a conventional lecture format, with many in-class demonstrations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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