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Physics goes to Hollywood

Authors
Journal
The New Scientist
0262-4079
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
192
Issue
2580
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0262-4079(06)61279-7
Keywords
  • Interview
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

If you enrol for a physics class at the University of Central Florida, you may be in for a big surprise. Instead of being sent to the campus bookshop to buy course books, you'll be directed to the local video store to rent a few DVDs. The directors of this class, Costas Efthimiou and Ralph Llewellyn, believe they have hit on a novel way of getting non-science students not just to bury their hatred of physics but to embrace the subject with enthusiasm. Marcus Chown talked with Efthimiou about the course that he says is designed to challenge the pseudoscientific ideas propagated by the entertainment industry – and to show students some of the joys of physics

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