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JCC Professor Wants Students To See Physics In Daily Lives

February 27, 2012
By Sally Stauffer (editorial@post-journal.com) , The Post-Journal

Dr. Marie Plumb is a physics professor at Jamestown Community college. Those of us who may have defined physics only as a science that deals with matter, energy, motion and force have simply to meet her to understand the error in that thinking. We mainly feel that the operative dictionary definition (of matter, energy, motion and force) could survive as more than most of us might want to know about physics. We are everyday people living contented lives as teachers, bankers and factory workers. Physics does not enter our mundane worlds of work, meeting the bills, paying the mortgage. Sit for a time with Marie Plumb and you will be fascinated out of your everyday wits, as she explains how physics is part of all our lives, all that we do, every day. Each motion we make, each spurt of energy we expend, each breath of air we breathe and each time we make a fist, there is a reaction involving physics or movement based somehow in science.

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