Understanding Physics: Student Guide
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BeschreibungUnderstanding Physics is an innovative undergraduate course designed for students preparing to enter careers in fields outside of science or engineering, including students planning to teach, or already teaching, in K-12 classrooms. It is inspired by the famous Project Physics Course, which became known for placing the concepts of physics within the broader humanistic contexts in which they arose. The course materials comprise: - The textbook, which is divided into two parts that may be studied in either order; - This Student Guide, containing inquiry-based laboratory investigations and additional materials; - An Instructor Guide with examination questions, resources, and other helpful information. These components work together to provide an integrated educational experience in physics. The text contains questions designed to help students confirm what they have learned and to encourage them to explore further, by reading, by experimenting, and in group discussions. The inquiry -based laboratory investigations include in-depth explorations, student-designed inquiries, and text-related mini-laboratory explorations that may be used as hands-on activities or as demonstrations with student participation. The suggested equipment is deliberately "low tech" in order to afford students maximum experience with the phenomena. The apparatus is inexpensive and common to most instructional laboratories. Some ways to incorporate computer usage are suggested as students gain familiarity with the laboratory apparatus and methods.
InhaltsverzeichnisFrom the contents: - Introduction - II. Mini-Laboratory Explorations - II. Major Laboratory Explorations
PortraitGerald Holton ist Mallinckrodt Professor für Physik und Professor für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften an der Harvard University. Er ist daneben Mitherausgeber der Gesammelten Werke von Albert Einstein und hat schon mehrere Bücher veröffentlicht, so z. B. "Themata" aus der Reihe "Facetten der Physik".
PressestimmenFrom the reviews:
"If a book is required which develops the basic concepts of physics in a detailed but completely readable and always interesting way from first principles, then this could certainly be a candidate. It uses the rather outdated historical approach to each chapter's material, but far from obscuring the important physical results, the approach as used here has been so carefully constructed that one is led to an understanding of the concepts without really noticing that one has arrived!" (Prof. F. W. Bullock, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 44 (6), 2003)
"Understanding Physics is inspired by the famous Project Physics Course ... . The inquiry-based laboratory investigations include in-depth explorations, student-designed inquiries, and text-related mini-laboratory explorations that may be used as hands-on activities or as demonstrations with student participation." (Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Vol. 84 (1-3), 2003)
Untertitel: Student Guide. 'Undergraduate Texts in Contemp'. 2002. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2002
Seitenanzahl: 165 Seiten