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Physics Teacher

May 2011 Volume 49, Number 5

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Number of articles: 2

  1. Teaching Physics (and Some Computation) Using Intentionally Incorrect Simulations

    Anne J. Cox, William F. Junkin, Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni & Francisco Esquembre

    Computer simulations are widely used in physics instruction because they can aid student visualization of abstract concepts, they can provide multiple representations of concepts (graphical,... More

    pp. 273-276

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  2. Adding Value to Force Diagrams: Representing Relative Force Magnitudes

    Paul Wendel

    Nearly all physics instructors recognize the instructional value of force diagrams, and this journal has published several collections of exercises to improve student skill in this area. Yet some... More

    pp. 308-311

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