ERIC Number: EJ723765
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Publication Date: 2005-Nov
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The Colour of Bubbles
Huang, Ding-wei; Huang, Wei-neng; Tseng, Hsiang-chi
Physics Education, v40 n6 p566-568 Nov 2005
Students of General Physics often complain that the course is too abstract and remote from daily life. As teachers, we emphasize that the abstract concepts of physics are indispensable for understanding our daily experiences, and we try to give the impression that quantitative descriptions can be achieved by adopting concrete mathematical expressions. Thus the abstract formulation is not to make physics more difficult, but to make it easier to grasp. We expect the students to learn to describe phenomena qualitatively using the concepts of physics, and to provide a quantitative description by manipulating the mathematical formulation. Here we supply one such example to calculate the colour of bubble films.
Descriptors: Physics, Problem Solving, Science Education, Mathematical Formulas, Color, Abstract Reasoning, Science Activities, Secondary School Science, Light, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan