ERIC Number: EJ290338
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Two Components of a Formula in Physics.
Tsuma, Orren G. K.
Physics Education, v18 n6 p277-79 Nov 1983
Discusses formal-economical/epistemic-powerful features of physics formulas: the first puts constructs in logical relations to each other, reducing constructs to symbols; the second describes the correspondence which links the construct to natural events. Implications of the dual nature of formulas (considered as efficient learning tools) for physics instruction are addressed. (JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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