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Here's a typical assignment:

  • Internet Research Topic #3: Look up “heat engines” on the Internet. There will be a lot of technical discussion meant for engineers. Can you find any novel heat engines? Look up “nitinol engine”. Can you find heat engines that claim to work on small temperature differences? Do they discuss the poor efficiency that you get with small temperature differences (from the efficiency equation)? For this question, you might try the "Science in Context" database.
  • Internet Research Topic #5: Why is it warmer in the summer than in the winter? Is the Earth farther from the Sun? (No.) Does the intensity of the Sun change? (No.) Why does Australia have winter when we have summer? For this question, you might try the "Science in Context" database.
  • Essay Question #2: Describe in a page what aspects of this chapter you think are most important. What would you tell your friends, parents, or children are the key points that are important for future presidents or just good citizens?
  • Alternatively, you can discuss the recent explosion in Tianjin, China, from a scientific perspective. What do experts think happened? Why was there an explosion? What is going on in an explosion, in terms of atoms and molecules? For this question, you might try searching the New York Times on the "Proquest US Major Dailies" database

This guide will point you towards credible and appropriate sources of information, help you evaluate sources, and help you cite your sources. Credit

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Welcome to the PHYSICS 110 Lib Guide!

Hello! My name is David Patterson and I am one of your librarians here at College of Marin.  The  resources in this LibGuide will help you successfully locate, evaluate, and cite the information you need for your research paper on discrimination.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Student Learning Outcomes

This class will meet in the Informaton Literacy Classroom three times over the next few weeks. Our goals for this series of library instruction include learning how to:

  • Develop keywords to help locate relevant research.
  • Locate information from the Internet, library databases, and MARINet catalog.
  • Evaluate sources for currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose.
  • Cite a resource in MLA format using online citation generators.

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