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Minkin, Leonid; Shapovalov, Alexander S. – Physics Education, 2018
A simple model of parallel motion of two point charges and the subsequent analysis of the electromagnetic field transformation invariant quantity are considered. It is shown that ignoring the coupling of electric and magnetic fields, as is done in some introductory physics books, can lead to miscalculations of the force between moving charges.…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Magnets, Energy
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Kontomaris, Stylianos-Vasileios; Malamou, Anna – Physics Education, 2020
The concept of a sinusoidal wave traveling along a string is included in all secondary education physics books and as a result is being taught in undergraduate lectures around the globe. The didactic approach that follows is advantageous since it provides in a simplified way (through basic mathematical tools) a description of a disturbance that…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, College Science
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Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr. – Physics Teacher, 2016
This article is about a late 19th-century teacher of secondary school physics. I was originally interested in the apparatus that he sold. This led me to the physics books that he wrote, and these took me to his unusual ideas about ways to use laboratory time to introduce students to the phenomena of physics. More than 100 years later educational…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Physics, Science Laboratories, Educational Practices
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Akçay, Süleyman – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
Analogical reasoning is both an innate ability and a basic learning mechanism that can be improved. In classrooms, it is an important tool used by teachers, especially when explaining difficult or abstract issues. In addition to its use in all aspects of our lives, analogical reasoning is commonly used in textbooks. This research examines the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Logical Thinking, Textbook Content, Textbook Research
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Hediansah, Disa; Surjono, Herman Dwi – Anatolian Journal of Education, 2019
This study aims to examine student's responses to the 4.0 learning era that cannot be separated from interaction technology related to retrieval, collection, processing, storage, distribution and presentation of information through the use of android gadget devices so that they are considered optimal in the educational angle. The method used is a…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Albadi, Nouf Mohammed; O'Toole, John Mitchell; Harkins, Jean – Issues in Educational Research, 2017
English for specific purposes research reveals that learners at a variety of levels experience difficulty reading science text, sufficient to impede their acquisition of science understanding. However, little research exists regarding subject-specific language styles or reading difficulty in Arabic. Difficulties with specialised language may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Physics, Semitic Languages
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Shekarbaghani, Ashrafoalsadat – International Education Studies, 2016
This article is a qualitative study, which was done in 2013-2014. In this study using a comparative study was conducted to compare physics curriculum elements of Iran with the countries studied. Countries studied: Singapore, Turkey, India, England and Australia have diverse educational system. In this study, the structure of the educational…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Coletta, Vincent P. – Physics Teacher, 2017
Thinking in Physics (TIP) is a new curriculum that is more effective than commonly used interactive engagement methods for students who have the greatest difficulty learning physics. Research has shown a correlation between learning in physics and other factors, including scientific reasoning ability. The TIP curriculum addresses those factors.…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Yildiz, Ali – European Journal of Physics Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to discuss a wrong statement written about dimensional analysis in a physics text book prepared for the students who are studying in science, engineering and teaching undergraduate programs at universities and who have to take compulsory physics courses, to analyse the use of the text book including the wrong…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Velentzas, Athanasios; Halkia, Krystallia; Skordoulis, Constantine – Science & Education, 2007
This work investigates the presence of Thought Experiments (TEs) which refer to the theory of relativity and to quantum mechanics in physics textbooks and in books popularizing physics theories. A further point of investigation is whether TEs--as presented in popular physics books--can be used as an introduction to familiarize secondary school…
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Scientific Concepts, Theories, Physics
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DeBuvitz, William – Physics Teacher, 2011
The usual science course is not meant to be a history course and the usual science book is not meant to be a history book. However, most science books do include some historical information. Unfortunately, the history part is usually so brief that it is far from interesting and often so oversimplified that it is totally wrong. Introductory physics…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Physics, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Hewitt, Paul G. – Physics Teacher, 2011
Science is the study of nature's rules. The most basic of these are the laws of physics, most of which are expressed in equation form. Physics equations show how concepts connect to one another. But does a study of these equations enhance student understanding? Not always, for too often in an introductory course students are tempted (or even…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Physics, Equations (Mathematics), Science Instruction
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Buschauer, Robert – Physics Teacher, 2013
The equation describing the magnetic field due to a single, nonrelativistic charged particle moving at constant velocity is often referred to as the "Biot-Savart law for a point charge." Introductory calculus-based physics books usually state this law without proof. Advanced texts often present it either without proof or as a special…
Descriptors: Physics, Electronics, Equations (Mathematics), Motion
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McCormack, Stacy – Science Teacher, 2015
In the fall of 2008, Stacy McCormack's students were caught up in the presidential election, and she began to wonder how she might harness this passion for politics in her high school physics classroom. At about the same time, a friend recommended the book "Physics for Future Presidents" (Muller 2008), which led her to develop a year…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Sobel, Michael – Physics Teacher, 2009
Recently a comedian in a comedy club in New York asked me if I was a professor. I said, "Yes, a professor of physics." "Physics!" he said. "I was in a bookstore and saw a book, 'Physics for Dummies.' I opened it and it said, 'You'd better cheat.'" Physics has that reputation, as all of us in the field know, and yet I'm not sure if we have grappled…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Nonmajors
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