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ERIC Number: EJ911625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
The Mathematics of "Star Trek"--An Honors Colloquium
Karls, Michael A.
PRIMUS, v21 n1 p26-46 2011
After the success of a course on cryptography for a general audience, based on Simon Singh's "The Code Book" [49], I decided to try again and create a mathematics course for a general audience based on "The Physics of Star Trek" by Lawrence Krauss [32]. This article looks at the challenges of designing a physics-based mathematics course "from scratch," outlines the topics chosen, and gives examples of homework and discussion questions used. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A