Exploring Science Through Science Fiction (Science and Fiction)

By Barry B Luokkala

This booklet makes use of technology fiction movie as a car for exploring technology ideas. Over a hundred references to technological know-how fiction motion pictures and tv episodes are integrated, spanning greater than a hundred years of cinematic background. comprises numerical examples and solutions.   

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