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Please post in this thread links and other resources for Physics Teachers and the teaching of physics. The links that...
Aug29-10 05:01 PM
AdobeBrad
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Please post good resources you've found! Here are a few I like: http://www.math.com/teachers.html...
Sep23-10 02:39 PM
mathwonk
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Recently, I came across two excellent journals oriented (mainly) towards Math undergrads. These are The American...
Apr30-12 03:02 PM
Useful nucleus
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I'm going to begin teaching chemistry and physics at a small rural high school this fall. I would like to increase...
May7-12 08:16 AM
Andy Resnick
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1. Dr. Meredith Gourdine for Physics- Physicist who is best known for finding a successful method to use the...
May7-12 08:44 AM
Andy Resnick
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The French physicist Pierre Duhem wrote:The legitimate, sure and fruitful method of preparing a student to receive a...
May12-12 07:24 PM
Woopydalan
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I tried searching to see if this had been discussed before, but instead I found a lot of people using Wolfram Alpha to...
May22-12 02:06 PM
Sankaku
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Hey, I know this is a long shot, but is anybody else on here involved in the AP Physics Reading? I am, and am...
Jun9-12 07:04 PM
Redbelly98
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Hello all, I'm a Senior in undergrad physics. I want to teach my sister physics as well as prepare for the GRE this...
Jun11-12 10:32 PM
zpatzer
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Hello, Next week I'm tutoring a university student for the first time (social statistics). There are only about 5...
Jun12-12 08:12 PM
mikelepore
3 4,309
I have normally introduced basis vectors by just stating independent vectors that span the space. This is perhaps not...
Jul16-12 06:30 AM
genericusrnme
3 2,981
Ok, I am not sure if this belongs to this forum so apologies if it is not. My question is that - Why parents focus...
Jul19-12 07:07 AM
thesisinn3
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Hello PF! I just finished my freshman year at my local CC majoring in physics. I did not chose to major in physics...
Jul20-12 05:39 PM
xienwolf
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Do you guys think it is worth paying the extra money and upgrading to Wolfram Alpha pro?
Aug13-12 12:32 AM
XtremePhysX
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So this fall I will be TAing for the first time for, most likely, general chemistry but possibly physical chemistry. ...
Aug15-12 12:22 AM
brimacki
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I'm just wondering. When do you think kids should be introduced to the idea of using a calculator to do math?
Aug15-12 12:30 AM
brimacki
37 10,137
What is a good way to introduce vectors on a linear algebra course so that students are motivated from the start? I...
Aug15-12 12:39 AM
brimacki
3 3,596
Hello, I am wondering, from a pedagogical point of view, would professors give as little information to the...
Aug15-12 08:35 PM
xienwolf
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My students would like to become engaged in the construction of robots. I am not sure what the best options are for...
Sep7-12 06:18 AM
tygerdawg
3 3,285
In young children, do you think these videos spark any interest in kids for science, or is there too much distraction...
Sep23-12 09:00 PM
lisab
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There are various roads from SR to GR. In a couple of years I may get a chance to teach a semester-length class on...
Oct1-12 10:37 AM
piareround
18 7,366
So I'm student teaching right now in a poor school with a physics program less than 3 years old. The lab equipment is...
Oct18-12 03:46 PM
Andy Resnick
2 2,628
So, I'm a first year physics grad student who's absolutely miserable in these grad classes. However, being a teaching...
Oct21-12 06:15 AM
Jack21222
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I'm a 2nd BS Physics student with a strong interest in Computer Science. I probably won't have time to double major,...
Nov2-12 11:02 PM
Jack21222
1 3,478
I came across an '99 American Journal of Physics article here and like the idea presented. I've noticed the book my...
Nov6-12 11:34 AM
mishima
2 2,967
Hello there! I am a physics tutor for a U.S. university too far north for anyone to care. I'm actually a second...
Nov12-12 08:08 AM
Andy Resnick
1 3,345
Hello! I'm not sure if this was the right subforum to ask this question, but I figured I'd give it a shot anyway. ...
Nov16-12 08:05 AM
superdave
3 3,320
So I love the Physics of Superheroes, I use it a lot when I teach. Today I did a lesson on work and energy using...
Nov26-12 12:08 PM
jedishrfu
1 2,658
I'm not sure if this is the best forum for this post, but here we go. This guy (who usually makes great videos) posted...
Dec4-12 07:36 AM
Andy Resnick
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I thought I'd make a topic about this here and see what everybody else thinks about it. Just so you know before...
Dec24-12 05:47 PM
Rono
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This relates to the threads on "Physics Education in the US", "Should Calculus be taught in high school" and similar...
Jan16-13 08:06 PM
Devils
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So does anyone know how teaching has evolved over the centuries? How Aristotle taught his students, was it like...
Jan31-13 07:36 PM
Andy Resnick
4 2,683
Quick explanation: http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/11/the_magic_of_ed.html Long speech:...
Feb3-13 09:46 AM
deluks917
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I was hoping to make a great hands on optics experience this semester for my small (9) class of 11th and 12th grade...
Feb5-13 10:32 AM
mishima
3 2,894
The hardest part about an education in physics (in my opinion which is admittedly underdeveloped) is changing from...
Feb28-13 12:09 PM
mishima
6 2,549
I am a college student. I need to prepare to some kind of advanced physics competition and I consider hiring a...
Mar2-13 07:23 AM
phyzguy
1 2,048
I'm just starting out teaching in a US high school, and I have AP Physics B that I'm taking over in the Spring. I've...
Mar10-13 07:00 AM
Redbelly98
8 3,179
So this semester as a teaching assistant, I've decided that I simply do not give out 100%s on lab reports. On quizzes...
Apr5-13 07:35 PM
kurros
51 11,079
Out of curiosity, is it the case that math is taught in the typical sequence in the order for which it was discovered?
Apr6-13 02:11 PM
mathwonk
5 3,644
Hiya folks, In an effort to get the students in my Advanced Physics class to rely less on calculators and to...
May2-13 10:10 PM
marcusl
13 4,599
I am an undergraduate physics major just finishing up my sophomore year. During this semester, I've gotten to see both...
Jun21-13 05:07 AM
Solcielo L
2 1,958
Right now, I am in student in graduate school MAT program, so I can be come a high school physics teacher. One of the...
Jun21-13 05:24 AM
Solcielo L
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