PHYSICS COURSE WILL BE DIVIDED NEXT YEAR
GENERAL COURSE WILL BE GIVEN FOR NON-SPECIALIZERS
Following the example set by the department of Biology, and the suggestions of the Student Council Committee on Education, Physics C next year will be divided into two courses. Physics D, a new course is to be given for those men who are not intending to continue in physics.
The change, like the division of Biology I into Zoology I. Botany I and Biology A, has been considered for some time, but received its final impetus from the suggestions in the committee report, which advocated the division of general courses so that those wishing merely to obtain a more general education and not to cohccatiate in the specific field dealt with should not have to go deeply into the technical side of the courses.
Physics C Already Divided
It was necessary this year to divide Physics C into two sections for lectures which had to be repeated. The section meeting on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10 o'clock will next year be transformed into Physics D. This new course is intended for those who have satisfied the physics requirements for admission and who wish to obtain a general survey of the subject, but do not expect to use the course as preparation for technical work. Special emphasis will be given to the historic development of the subject and to its applications in modern life and industry. Professor Black will be in charge of Physics D.
Physics C in the future will continue very much as in the past, but will be especially fitted for those who expect to continue their study in scientific subjects and students taking this course will be expected to take Mathematics A or C in case they have not already had this preparation.