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ERIC Number: EJ1049024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
The Teaching of Mechanics: Some Criticisms, and Suggestions for a Rational Approach
Atkin, Keith
Physics Education, v50 n1 p46-51 Jan 2015
This paper examines the common confusion associated with the meaning of mass encountered in modern textbooks, and describes some of the misconceptions to be found in the teaching of mechanics. A new teaching approach is suggested, which may provide a more logical basis for these important ideas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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