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ERIC Number: EJ891961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Fourier Analysis in Introductory Physics
Huggins, Elisha
Physics Teacher, v45 n1 p26-29 Jan 2007
In an after-dinner talk at the fall 2005 meeting of the New England chapter of the AAPT, Professor Robert Arns drew an analogy between classical physics and Classic Coke. To generations of physics teachers and textbook writers, classical physics was the real thing. Modern physics, which in introductory textbooks "appears in one or more extra chapters at the end of the book, a "divertimento" that we might get to if time permits." Modern physics is more like vanilla or lime Coke, probably a fad, while "Classic Coke is part of your life; you do not have to think about it twice."
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Language: English
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