ERIC Number: ED060619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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The Physics Computer Development Project.
Bork, Alfred M.; Ballard, Richard
This paper describes the design, development and use of computer-based teaching materials in the Physics Computer Development Project at the University of California at Irvine. The decision was made to develop dialogs and simulations related to existing material using the computational mode. The principal thrust has been in wave motion and mechanics for science and engineering majors. For example, the first program allowed the student to prove the law of energy conservation in one dimension starting from the laws of motion. Besides teaching basic principles, other programs aimed at giving assistance in computational problems or in simulating events, such as a lunar landing. Review of the important programs is given with discussion of difficulties in design and development. (RB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Physics, Program Descriptions, Programed Instruction, Programing Problems, Science Instruction
University of California, Irvine, California 92664
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine. Physics Computer Development Project.