Review of Michael Frayn Hi,
Below are the instructions to the assignment.
Write a review of Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen.
-5-6 typewritten pages (notes and bibliography excluded), 12 pt. font, double spaced, letter size with standard margins, no blank spaces within the text
-the review will contain your description, analysis, and critical assessment of the play
ocharacters, setting, plot, overall organization of the play
ogenre, structure, and style
§is it a documentary work, a didactical work, a work of fantasy, a play of ideas, a mixture of various genres, or a one-of-a-kind work? Does it follow a linear narrative, or does it have a more complex structure? Does it contain elements of drama, humour, mystery, poetry? Through which theatrical devices are these elements conveyed (on-stage action, dialogue, scenic, visuals, or other effects)?
ohow are the play’s events, characters, and themes related to the historical events, characters, and themes that we are studying in the course?
ois the play constructed around a central theme or thesis? If you detect multiple themes, how well are they balanced and integrated with one another?
oare the structure and style of the play suited to convey the author’s ideas?
owhat are, in your perception, the author’s purposes, and how well does he succeed in achieving them?
owhat is your personal response to the play?
oon the basis of the other course readings and class discussions, what is your point of view on the play?
Although the guidelines above are given in outline form, do not divide your review into bullet points or separate sections, but write it as a single coherent essay.
Of course, you may use direct quotations from the book under review in order to illustrate and support your points. However, limit the quotations to less than 10% of the review, and use them only when you have a good reason to refer directly to the author’s words. Every quotation must be introduced and explained in your own words, and referenced with the exact page number.
I am also including the course description below so you are aware of the themes of the course:
This course explores the major developments in twentieth-century physics. We examine the development of special and general relativity, microphysics, quantum physics, and nuclear physics; the growth of industrial science; the role of physicists in WWII; big science and the military-industrial complex in the Cold War and beyond; scientific cosmology; and climate science in the Anthropocene. The focus is on the practices of research in their institutional, social, and cultural contexts.
The purpose is to build an understanding of the entanglements of physicists’ work with the events and transformations of the twentieth century, from the material dimensions of their involvement in industrial and military technologies to the conceptual restructuring of notions of space, time, matter, and light. The course is open to all interested in the roles that physics and physicists had in shaping our present world. No background in physics is required.
Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
compose a historical map of physics in the twentieth century, connecting major developments and historical actors to the social, cultural, and political contexts in which they took place
discuss the historical, philosophical, and technological significance of those developments, highlighting the relevant interactions between scientific research, intellectual transformations, military innovations, and industrial production
evaluate the consequences of the transformations of physics for the present world
sharpen and practice transferable skills, such as to critically assess sources of information, to identify the main points of a speech or text, to communicate information and ideas with clarity, to use appropriate terminology precisely and independently, and to draw connections between related issues
Also attached is a picture of the course schedule with topics we are covering. This is for you to have a better understanding of the theme.
Kindly follow all the instructions carefully
please make sure you provide a high quality work
ensure the paper is free form plagiarism and grammar typos
I also need a well formated paper
Thank you 1
– Topic: Introduction to the Course
o Course Outline
o Paul N. Edwards, “How to Read a Book, v5.0”, open access at
o Helen Craig, “On Heroic Scientists and Hagiography”, The Toast, 4 Dec.
2014, open access at the-toast.net/2014/12/04/heroic-scientists-
– Topic: Quantum Physics
Suman Seth, “Quantum Physics”, in J. Z. Buchwald and R. Fox, eds., The
Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics (Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 2013), 814-851. Pdf in Resources
o Start reading Michael Frayn, Copenhagen (New York: Anchor Books,
1998), including the “Postscript”
– Topic: Nuclear physics
First 20 pages (350-370) of Jeff Hughes, “Radioactivity and Nuclear
Physics”, in M. J. Nye, ed., The Cambridge History of Science. Vol. 5 The
Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2002), 350-374. Pdf in Resources
Jeff Hughes, The Manhattan Project. Big Science and the Atom Bomb
(Duxford, UK: Icon Books, 2002, and New York: Columbia University
Press, 2003), chapters 1-3, 1-44
1. Introduction: Big Science and the Bomb
• 2. Long Before the Bomb: The Origins of Big Science
· 3. Science, the Military and Industry: The Great War and After
– Topic: Physics in WWII
o Complete Frayn, Copenhagen, including the “Postscript”
o Hughes, The Manhattan Project, chapters 4-7 (45-96)
• 4. From Fission to Mission: The Origins of the Manhattan
5. Los Alamos: Little Science on a Big Scale?
6. Thin Man Becomes Fat Man: The Plutonium Implosion
• 7. From Trinity to Victory: Making and using the First Nuclear
Reading Response 1 due next day, Jan 29th at 11:59 pm
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