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Syllabus of the course: English IV

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course English IV, offered by the Department of Physics.
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ProgramTuesday, 11:00-13:00, 2nd floor seminar room
Τhursday 9:00-11:00, Room 3
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Goal of the courseThe course is designed to extent students’ knowledge of terminology and texts on several fields of Physics. It aims to practice all four skills (reading, speaking, listening, writing). The selected texts are taken from coursebooks of Physics but mainly from articles of scientific journals. In addition, the course aims to make students’ aware of presentation skills and requires a short oral presentation of an article from the indicative list provided by the instructor. The course also provides knowledge of writing skills in areas such as reports, summaries, application letters, CVs.
SyllabusAreas of study include Optics & Lasers, Particle Physics, Einstein’s mistakes, Metals and their properties, Particle accelerators, The Big Bang, Physics in Biology, Quantum Computers, S.Hawking, R. Feynman, The string theory landscape.
BibliographyHobson, “Physics, Concepts and connections”, Prentice Hall (2003)
R.P.Feynman, “ The pleasure of finding things out”, Perseus Publishing (2000)
Usage of articles from various physics journals ( Scientific American - Physics World - Physics Today - American Journal of Physics - Science magazine)

University of Crete - Department of Physics  - Voutes University Campus - GR-71003 Heraklion, Greece
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