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Course: ASTR 201 (8640201) Section: 1 Semester: 2002-2003 Fall

Essay Questions

ESSAY - 1
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	- How do you describe the world around you if you suddenly
	  transformed into a photon?

	  Assume:
		* Your speed limit is 300 000 km/s
		* You have no mass but can act like having mass when
		  you feel the gravitational force
		* You can be polarised, diffracted, refracted.
		* You are a rich photon i.e your wavelength starts from
		  "zero" nm and goes upto "infinite" nm

	  Hint:
		1- remember to question everything you know about the
		   world you know now!
	
	  Due:
	  	29 November 2002, 23:59:59

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ESSAY - 2
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	- You are promoted to be the director of NASA. Besides, world
	  nations as a whole decided to live in peace forever. Thus they
	  have agreed to divert all funds to scientific grands.

	  Your mission, if you accept it, is to prepare a priority list for
	  10 years of all kinds of scientific projects which you think they
	  will change the face and fate of the humankind.

	  However, for every item you put into your list you have to explain
	  to the world the "reason" why you choose it.

	  Assume:
	  	* Whatever needed in your project has been already produced,
		  discovered, calculated, simulated, manufactured, built,
		  experienced.
		* You are limited with all of the law of physics and
		  mathematics. Otherwise, you have no limits.

		- Please try not to establish an "already-in-the-textbook"
		  discussion or topic.

	  Due:
	  	18 January 2003, 23:59:59 (i.e end of final exam day)

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