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ERIC Number: EJ859353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Physics for the Non-Scientist: A Middle Way
Sobel, Michael
Physics Teacher, v47 n6 p346-349 Sep 2009
Recently a comedian in a comedy club in New York asked me if I was a professor. I said, "Yes, a professor of physics." "Physics!" he said. "I was in a bookstore and saw a book, 'Physics for Dummies.' I opened it and it said, 'You'd better cheat.'" Physics has that reputation, as all of us in the field know, and yet I'm not sure if we have grappled with the reason why.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A