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Physics Education

May 2010 Volume 45, Number 3

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Number of articles: 5

  1. A Measure of "g": In Search of Simplicity

    Alessio Ganci & Salvatore Ganci

    In the study of kinematics it is often emphasized that freefall time is independent of particular parabolic trajectory, provided that the initial velocity is parallel to the horizontal plane. There... More

    pp. 223-224

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  2. Unwrapping an Ancient Egyptian Mummy Using X-Rays

    Stephen W. Hughes

    This article describes a project of unwrapping an ancient Egyptian mummy using x-ray computed tomography (CT). About 600 x-ray CT images were obtained through the mummified body of a female named... More

    pp. 235-242

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  3. Demonstrating Sound with Music Production Software

    David Keeports

    Readily available software designed for the production of music can be adapted easily to the physics classroom. Programs such as Apple's GarageBand access large libraries of recorded sound waves... More

    pp. 243-248

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  4. Revision by Means of Computer-Mediated Peer Discussions

    Benson Soong, Neil Mercer & Siew Shin Er

    In this article, we provide a discussion on our revision method (termed "prescriptive tutoring") aimed at revealing students' misconceptions and misunderstandings by getting them to solve physics... More

    pp. 264-269

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  5. The Role of "Talking Physics" in an Undergraduate Physics Class Using an Electronic Audience Response System

    Ellen K. Henriksen & Carl Angell

    The use of electronic audience response systems (ARS) in undergraduate science instruction is increasing. In this article, we argue for combining such a teaching approach with a more active use of ... More

    pp. 278-284

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