Exploring Science Through Science Fiction
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).
Covers a breadth of topics in the sciences, and draws examples from over 100 years of science fiction film, as well as television Includes an appendix of films cited, with information about the science concepts illustrated by each one Serves as a useful reference for anyone who wants to use examples from sci-fi to illustrate a variety of science concepts Includes numerical examples and solutions referencing many of the cited science fiction sources