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ERIC Number: EJ1025125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Tarzan's Dilemma: A Challenging Problem for Introductory Physics Students
Rave, Matthew; Sayers, Marcus
Physics Teacher, v51 n8 p456-458 Nov 2013
The following kinematics problem was given to several students as a project in conjunction with a first-semester calculus-based physics course. The students were asked to keep a journal of all their work and were encouraged to keep even their scrap paper. The goal of the project was to expose the students to the process of doing theoretical physics, by tackling a project that is easy to pose conceptually yet surprisingly challenging in its solution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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