Exploring Science Through Science Fiction

Exploring Science Through Science Fiction

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The material in this book forms the basis of an interdisciplinary, college-level course, which uses science fiction film as a vehicle for exploring science concepts. Unlike traditional introductory-level courses, the science content is arranged according to major themes in science fiction, with a deliberate progression from the highly objective and discipline-specific (e.g. Reference Frames; Physics of Space Travel and Time Travel) to the very multi-disciplinary and thought-provoking (e.g. Human Teleportation; Science and Society). Over 100 references to science fiction films and television episodes are included, spanning more than 100 years of cinematic history. Some of these are conducive to calculations (solutions included).Instead, it was a scientific test of a hypothesis, which might have been lifted directly from the plot of a science fiction story. We have already considered the 1961 movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, in the context of computing technology.

Title:Exploring Science Through Science Fiction
Author:Barry B Luokkala
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-10-23


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