Write an article that would be suitable for posting on a website. The target audience is your fellow class mates. The article should explain the physics of a contemporary challenge that is faced by society. As a working definition of “physics” think about “the mathematical relationships between quantifiable physical variables”. The advertisement for PH315 provides a helpful list of challenges faced by society. You could also look at the table of contents of “Physics for Future Presidents”).
Please submit your article as a pdf file (email to the instructor). To ensure the instructor doesn't miss one of the 58 emails, the subject line of your email must be “PH315 term paper”. The name of the pdf file should be LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PH315.pdf (where LASTNAME = your last name and FIRSTNAME = your first name). Please use 12 point Times or 11 point Arial. Please use 1.5 x line spacing and 1.25” margins. This gives me space to write comments when I'm grading.
The main text will include:
There should be at least 2 graphics that accompany your article:
Each graphic needs a caption describing what is in the graphic. As long as you have 1 original graph and 1 original conceptual diagram, you are welcome to include additional figures that are reproduced from other sources (always cite the source).