ERIC Number: EJ630124
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Programming Languages and Algebraic Notation as Expressive Languages for Physics.
Sherin, Bruce L.
International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, v6 n1 p1-61 2001
Considers some of the implications of replacing, for the purposes of physics instruction, algebraic notation with programming language. Introduces a framework based on two theoretical constructs. Concludes that algebra-physics can be characterized as the physics of balance and equilibrium and programming-physics as the physics of processes and causation. Provides a basis for understanding how the use of particular symbol systems affects student conceptualization. (Contains 57 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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