ever wonder why NROTC - Navy option requires a year of Physics?

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  1. dunninla

    dunninla 5-Year Member

    Jan 26, 2010
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    I had wondered that too. Then by pure chance, I came across the syllabus for Physics at the USNA, and the my wonder is addressed about half way down the page -- Why is this class important?

    I found his argument persuasive. www.usna.edu/Users/physics/jwathen/CoursePolicySpring2010.doc

    Your thoughts?

    Of course on the Enterprise (the real one -- Captain James Tiberius Kirk's Enterprise, not the Aircraft Carrier CVN65) CPT Kirk had Chekov, Mr. Spock, Scotty, etc. and I doubt CPT Kirk would have known the difference between an open and a closed circuit, let alone the difference between impulse and warp drive ... but apparently in the real Navy, all officers need to have a basic understanding of physics and engineering.
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  2. cb7893

    cb7893 5-Year Member

    Dec 6, 2011
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    Don't forget Lt. Uhura.

    Seriously, that is very cool according to DS.

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