Introductory Physics: Writing scheme teaches science to non-scientists
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Writing-intensive activities can be made use of to implement a 'narrow-but-deep' approach in an undergraduate introductory physics course for non-science majors. In this approach, a carefully selected number of topics are treated not only in more detail but also with attention to developing them logically and rigorously. We teach a course that utilizes parts of an interdisciplinary text by Alan Lightman  and focuses on three subjects: (i) the conservation of energy, (ii) the second law of thermodynamics and (iii) the special theory of relativity.
Haskell Taub and Deborah L Hanuscin 2007 Phys. Educ. 42 562