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Student site on constraining sci-fi with thermo

Posted by Arjendu on November 18, 2015

As part of their thermal and statistical physics class, a group of students has decided to create a resource “to help writers and producers of fiction[] make their stories consistent with [] thermodynamics.” Enjoy! (And comment and jump in as you like).

2 Responses to “Student site on constraining sci-fi with thermo”

  1. Andy "SuperFly" Rundquist said

    What a cool assignment. I read through a few and it seems that they’re tying a lot of different ideas together. Here’s my question: was is really something they decided to do? Can you tell us more about how this fits in with the class? #NaBloCoMo

    • Arjendu said

      Thanks, Andy. Well, the short version: I assigned all the students to work on — in groups — on educational materials (based on what they were doing in class, of course). They were given freedom to choose an audience and the format. This group geeked out and enjoyed themselves with this ‘fake’ audience (they did get thoroughly into it, as you can probably tell) but the other groups had fun, too, though perhaps not quite as interestingly. Hope that helps!

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