Term Paper

Specifications for the Term Paper (worth 70 points in the writing grade category.)The term paper should be on some topic that requires you to use physical concepts discussed in thiscourse to explain. Pick a device or something you have observed that you wish to explain. Thephysical principles involved should be the focus of your paper (minimal information on history,clinical indicators, etc). Your intended audience is another student in this course.The body of the term paper should be between two and three typed, double-spaced pages (1″ margins,12 point type). Number the pages. In addition, there must be a cover page, and a bibliography pagewith at least three sources. One source must be a journal or magazine article. Indicate this source inyour bibliographic listing.You may use either APA or MLA style guidelines. Here is a reference for APA stylehttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/. Here is a reference for MLA stylehttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/. For other useful resources on writing, please seethe Writing Lab’s website and the tutorials therein at http://ustudies.semo.edu/writing/writing_lab.asp.Academic Honesty will be strictly enforced. For guidance regarding Academic Honesty and thepossible sanctions for violations, please see the Judicial Affairs website athttp://www6.semo.edu/judaffairs/index.htm.Possible Research Topics (Not Exhaustive)Microwave Oven CD player Geothermal heating/coolingStandard Television MP3 Players Fiber OpticsHigh Definition Television VCR The Global Positioning SystemRadio or Stereo DVD player Physics of a particular sportEyeglasses Cassette player AstronomyTelescope Photography Cellular PhonesMicroscope Laser printer TV Remote ControlsRadar Ink-jet printer High-speed trainsLasers Motion sensing lightsUltrasound (for imaging ortherapy)Superconductors Bar code scannersMedical diagnostic equipment(e.g. x-ray, MRI)ComputersPhysics of a particular musicalinstrumentPhotocopierAirplanes (i.e. flight) Radioactive dating Other Suitable TopicHearing Aides Solar energySubmit a one-paragraph proposal for your paper to the Drop Box by Thursday, 25 October 2012.Indicate the topic and how you plan to cover it in the paper.The term paper is due by Tuesday, 20 November 2012.

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