Though the majority of the class is devoted to seminar-style discussions, four formal lectures are given. Listed below are the titles and short descriptions of these lectures.
|Special Topic I: Dimensional Analysis
||An introduction to dimensional analysis and the Buckingham Pi theorem. Examples range from Gulliver and the Lilliputians to the atomic explosions of 1945.
|Special Topic II: Resampling
||An introduction to doing data analysis and statistics using resampling and Monte Carlo methods.
|Special Topic III: Spukhafte Fernwirkungen
||An introduction to spooky actions at a distance and the bizarre statistics of the quantum world.
|Special Topic IV: Hodgkin-Huxley
||Historical background to the work of Hodgkin and Huxley.