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Glick, David – Physics Teacher, 1995
Presents a technique that helps students concentrate more on the science and less on the mechanics of algebra while dealing with introductory physics formulas. Allows the teacher to do complex problems at a lower level and not be too concerned about the mathematical abilities of the students. (JRH)
Descriptors: Algebra, Chemistry, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics
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Brown, Nathan – Physics Teacher, 1993
Discusses the teaching of vectors and the inadequate and inappropriate examples given in many textbooks. Suggests using the motion of a sailboat or the motion of a car moving on the Earth's surface as possible examples. Details a proper vector teaching example. (MVL)
Descriptors: Force, Higher Education, Mathematical Concepts, Misconceptions
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Emrick, R. M. – Physics Teacher, 1993
Presents calculations after discussing exponential growth that deal with the determination of the time of exhaustion at different rates of consumption. (PR)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Mathematical Formulas, Mathematics Instruction