Visualizing Physics

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Summer 2006

Project Description/Abstract

This proposal outlines the plan for a new textbook for a liberal-arts class in physics. I signed a contract for this work with Wiley Publishing and I am presently working on the book during my sabbatical this spring. I am asking for summer support to continue to work on the book and not teach a summer course. The book will be part of the Wiley Visual Imprint series “that combines Wiley’s expertise in creating top quality textbooks, rich visual resources and the content and teaching expertise of their authors”. My vision is for non-science students to appreciate the physics of the world they live in and to recognize how important science is to their present and future lives. The textbook will emphasize visual learning, asking students to explore photographs, figures, and graphs that demonstrate physical principles.

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