ERIC Number: ED058033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Computer-Based Dialogue for Deriving Energy Conservation for Motion in One-Dimension. A Computer Simulation for the Study of Waves.
Bork, Alfred M.; And Others
Two computer programs are described, with the development and implementation of the first program described in some detail. This is a student-computer dialogue for beginning or intermediate physics classes entitled "A Computer-Based Dialogue for Deriving Energy Conservation for Motion in One-Dimension." A portion of the flowchart is included, along with a general discussion of the analysis of the program using student response information. The second program simulates a pulse in a rope. The student is provided with a "measurement" facility; if he enters time and position, he is told the rope displacement. Checks are made as to the reasonableness of the student strategy, and suggestions are given based on these checks. Auxiliary facilities such as plotting and listing are provided. (Author/TS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine.