ERIC Number: EJ543526
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Approaching the Speed of Light with Class.
Dance, Rosalie A.; Sandefur, James T.
Mathematics Teacher, v90 n4 p314-21 Apr 1997
Describes an experimental approach to determining the speed of light in water using some simple observations and Fermat's principle. Enables students to integrate mathematical techniques and encourages mathematical exploration in which the students have control over what mathematics and technology to use and when to use them. Presents extensions and similar problems and discusses pedagogical considerations. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A