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ERIC Number: EJ1100736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Get Real!--Physically Reasonable Values for Teaching Electrostatics
Morse, Robert A.
Physics Teacher, v54 n4 p200-202 Apr 2016
Students get a sense of realistic values for physical situations from texts, but more importantly from solving problems. Therefore, problems should use realistic values for quantities to provide needed practice. Unfortunately, some problems on tests and in textbooks do not use realistic values. Physical situations in electrostatics seem to be particularly problematic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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