|Tutorials In Introductory Physics and Homework Package||
Tutorials In Introductory Physics and Homework Package
For use as a supplemental text for conceptual recitation/tutorial sections of introductory undergraduate physics courses.
Tutorials in Introductory Physics present a series of physics tutorials designed by a leading physics education research group. Emphasizing the development of concepts and scientific reasoning skills, the tutorials focus on the specific conceptual and reasoning difficulties that students tend to encounter.
Pretests-Short, free-response qualitative questions that test understanding of basic physics concepts. These are usually administered after material has been covered in lecture and prior to the tutorial.
Tutorial worksheets-Consist of carefully designed questions that address the specific areas identified as difficult and guide students through the reasoning needed to develop a sound qualitative understanding of important concepts.
Tutorial homework-Reinforces and extends what has been learned in the tutorial.
Examinations-Sample exam questions are provided in the instructor's guide.
II. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.Electrostatics.
IV. OPTICS.Geometrical Optics.
V. SELECTED TOPICS.Hydrostatics.
Tutorials in Introductory Physics is based on extensive teaching experience and more than twenty years of research in which the Physics Education Group has sought to identify and address common difficulties that students encounter in studying physics. Development of the tutorials was motivated by the conviction that in order to develop a functional understanding of the material students need more assistance than they can obtain through listening to lectures, reading the textbook, and solving standard quantitative problems. Tutorials in Introductory Physics is intended to supplement these traditional forms of instruction by providing a structure that promotes the active mental engagement of students in the process of learning physics. The materials are equally appropriate for algebra-based and calculus-based courses. Working together in small collaborative groups, students help one another go through the steps in reasoning necessary for the construction and application of important concepts and principles. The tutorials have been rigorously class-tested at the University of Washington, at other research universities, and at two-year and four-year colleges.
This First Edition of Tutorials in Introductory Physics builds upon the Preliminary Edition. In addition to new and revised tutorials on mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and waves and optics, the First Edition also includes tutorials on selected topics from hydrostatics, thermodynamics, and modern physics. In all cases,, a complete tutorial sequence consists of a pretest, worksheet, homework assignment, and examination questions that serve as cost-tests. The student texts consist of the tutorial worksheets and homework assignments. Pretests are included in the Instructors Guides: For these instructional materials to be most effective, it is important that course examinations include qualitative questions that emphasize the concepts and reasoning skills developed in the tutorials.