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Unfortunately, Physics 248 is not currently set up in the physics department to allow for honors credit.  We apologize and hope to fix this problem in future semesters (including Physics 249 next semester).

In Physics 247, the honors project was to write a book report in the style of a New York Times book review or  a short Scientific American article.  For Physics 248, though we have no honors project, we do have a list of books which might be of interest to you.  The first 4 were also listed as options for the honors project for Physics 247.

You are of course welcome and encouraged to read any of these books, if you are interested (this is of course not a requirement for Physics 248, it is entirely up to you).    You are also welcome to discuss them with Professors Everett and Montaruli.


1.  BLIND WATCHERS OF THE SKY, by Rocky Kolb

2.  A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, by Bill Bryson

3.  GENIUS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RICHARD FEYNMAN, by James Gleick

4.  THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE, by Brian Greene

5.  CAUSALITY AND CHANCE IN MODERN PHYSICS,  by David Bohm

6.  THE PARTICLE GARDEN, by Gordon Kane

7.  QUARKS, by Yoichiro Nambu

8.  INWARD BOUND, by Abraham Pais

9.  WARPED PASSAGES, by Lisa Randall

10.  DREAMS OF A FINAL THEORY, by Steven Weinberg

11.  LONGING FOR THE HARMONIES, by Frank Wilczek and Betsy Devine

12.  TAKING THE QUANTUM LEAP, by Fred A. Wolf






 

 
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