ERIC Number: ED071882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Project Physics Reader 1, Concepts of Motion.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Harvard Project Physics.
As a supplement to Project Physics Unit 1, 21 articles are presented in this reader. Concepts of motion are discussed under headings: motion, motion in words, representation of movement, introducing vectors, Galileo's discussion of projectile motion, Newton's laws of dynamics, the dynamics of a golf club, report on Tait's lecture on force, and bad physics in athletic measurements. The remaining excerpts and book passages are related to the value of science, close reasoning, scientific method, problem-solving techniques, advice on planning a career in sciences, right size of animals, scientific revolution, effects of the rise of physics in the age of Galileo and Newton, fun in space, vision of our age, making of a scientist, and chart of the future. Also included are illustrations for explanation purposes. The work of Harvard Project Physics has been financially supported by: the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the United States Office of Education, and Harvard University. (CC)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Harvard Project Physics.