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ERIC Number: EJ1143107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
The Quest for Rigour in Physics--The Life and Legacy of John William Warren
Leadstone, Stuart
Physics Education, v52 n4 Article 045011 Jul 2017
For over half a century, starting around 1960, physics education was put under the intellectual microscope of a London-based university lecturer--Dr John Warren. His scrutiny of physics textbooks and examination papers in particular led him to conduct a sustained assault on error, ambiguity and lack of rigour in the presentation of our subject. This biographical article attempts to convey something of the nature of the man and his mission, and perhaps to sow the seeds of the reform for which he strove.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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