Newtonian Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research

Series
Pearson
Author
C. J. Hieggelke / D. P. Maloney / Steve Kanim  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
300
Pub.-date
January 2011
ISBN13
9780321753755
ISBN
0321753755
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Description

A supplementary workbook containing conceptual exercises in eleven different formats developing students' reasoning about physics and leading them to more effective quantitative problem solving.

Features

  • Eleven different types of task each addressing a different educational need. These tasks include:
    • Ranking Tasks
    • Comparison Tasks
    • Qualitative Reasoning Tasks
    • Linked Multiple Choice Tasks
    • Conflicting Contention Tasks
    • Changing Representation Tasks
    • Bar Chart Tasks
    • What if anything is wrong Tasks
    • Troubleshooting Tasks
    • Predict and Explain Tasks
    • Working Backwards Tasks
  • Useful in either the algebra or calculus based intro physics course
  • Connects concepts to the mathematical formalism of physics
  • Targets the important concepts and reasoning skills in physics
  • Flexible - Instructors can assign any or all of the tasks
  • Built on principles of PER (Physics Education Research)

Table of Contents

nT1 Preliminaries

A Density

B Proportions and Scaling

nT2 Vectors Table of Contents

A Basic Vector Properties

B Adding Vectors

C Subtracting Vectors

D Vector Components

E Products of Vectors

nT3 Motion in One Dimension

A Motion Graphs in One Dimension

B Average Velocity

C Instantaneous Velocity

D Average Acceleration

E Instantaneous Acceleration

F Velocity Graphs

G Position Graphs

nT4 Motion in Two Dimensions

A Position in Two Dimensions

B Velocity in Two Dimensions

C Acceleration in Two Dimensions

D Circular Motion

E Projectile Motion