ERIC Number: ED438181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-29
Student Programming in the Introductory Physics Course: M.U.P.P.E.T.
Redish, Edward F.; Wilson, Jack M.
Since 1983, the Maryland University Project in Physics and Educational Technology (M.U.P.P.E.T.) has been investigating the implication of including student programming in an introductory physics course for physics majors. Many significant changes can result. One can rearrange some content to be more physically appropriate, include more realistic problems, and introduce some contemporary topics. One can begin training the student in professional research-related skills at an earlier stage than is traditional. The inclusion of carefully considered computer content requires an increased emphasis on qualitative and analytic thinking. (Contains 20 notes and 5 figures.) (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Originally published in the American Journal of Physics, v61 p222-32, 1993. Project supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.