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ERIC Number: EJ633507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Linking 'The Book of Nature' and 'The Book of Science': Using Circular Motion as an "Exemplar" beyond the Textbook.
Stinner, Arthur
Science and Education, v10 n4 p323-44 Jul 2001
Discusses Newton's long struggle with the concepts of inertia and centrifugal force as an example of high-grade scientific thinking. Discusses the role of textbooks and how they largely emphasize memorization. Suggests that the historical approach can be more time-consuming than textbook-based teaching and that it requires a good understanding of Newtonian dynamics by the instructor. (Contains 38 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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