Course  Assignments 



Homework Assignments:


HW # Assignment Due
1 HW1.doc 8/31
2 HW2 - Radio Broadcasts and Email 9/7
3 HW3.doc 9/28
4 HW4.doc 10/12
5 Videos Oct-Nov
6 Presentations Nov 16



You Might Be a Physicist if...*

  • the water in your kettle is boiling at 373 Kelvin.
  • you know that the velocity of light is 299,792.5 km/sec.
  • you know the direction the water swirls when you flush.
  • you've already calculated how much you earn per second.
  • you are sure that differential equations are a very useful tool.
  • you are at an air show and know how fast the skydivers are falling.
  • you know the second law of thermodynamics, but not your own shirt size.
  • you avoid stirring your coffee because you don't want to increase the entropy of the universe.
  • you try to explain entropy to strangers at your table during casual dinner conversation.
  • your three year old son asks why the sky is blue and you try to explain atmospheric absorption theory.
  • you're at a wine tasting event and find yourself paying more attention to the cork screws than the Chardonnay.
  • you carry on a one-hour debate over the expected results of an experiment that actually takes five minutes to run.

*From Professional Jokes


E-Mail: Dr. Russell Herman Last Updated: October 30, 2005