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ERIC Number: EJ943467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Teaching Introductory Undergraduate Physics Using Commercial Video Games
Mohanty, Soumya D.; Cantu, Sergio
Physics Education, v46 n5 p570-577 Sep 2011
Commercial video games are increasingly using sophisticated physics simulations to create a more immersive experience for players. This also makes them a powerful tool for engaging students in learning physics. We provide some examples to show how commercial off-the-shelf games can be used to teach specific topics in introductory undergraduate physics. The examples are selected from a course taught predominantly through the medium of commercial video games. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A