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ERIC Number: EJ1100738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Some Surprising Introductory Physics Facts and Numbers
Mallmann, A. James
Physics Teacher, v54 n4 p220-222 Apr 2016
In the entertainment world, people usually like, and find memorable, novels, short stories, and movies with surprise endings. This suggests that classroom teachers might want to present to their students examples of surprising facts associated with principles of physics. Possible benefits of finding surprising facts about principles of physics are opportunities to expand beyond traditional presentations--and, in some cases, to achieve a deeper and broader understanding of those principles. I believe, moreover, that some of the facts presented here may inspire physics teachers to produce some challenge problems for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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