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ERIC Number: EJ775669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Using Spreadsheet Modelling to Teach about Feedback in Physics
Lingard, Michael
Physics Education, v38 n5 p418-422 Sep 2003
This article looks generally at spreadsheet modelling of feedback situations. It has several benefits as a teaching tool. Additionally, a consideration of the limitations of calculating at many discrete points can lead, at A-level, to an appreciation of the need for the calculus. Feedback situations can be used to introduce the idea of differential equations. Microsoft Excel[TM] is the spreadsheet used. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Language: English
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