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ERIC Number: EJ912886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
A Mathematics Entrance Exam for General (Non-Majors) Physics
Chediak, Alex
Physics Teacher, v48 n8 p520-521 Nov 2010
In a previous issue of "The Physics Teacher", John Hubisz explained how a mathematics background check has been used at three different colleges to determine the appropriate physics sequence for incoming students. Based on their performance, students are placed into either calculus-based physics (CBP), algebra-trig physics (ATP), or a year of conceptual physics (CP). By placing the mathematically less-prepared students into either ATP or CP, Hubisz notes, higher success rates in CBP have been observed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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