Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching

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Overview

Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching is a paperback book packed with creative tips on how instructors can enhance and improve their physics class instruction techniques. It's an invaluable companion to Randy Knight's Physics for Scientists and Engineers — or for any physics course.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805387025
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 9/19/2002
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 170,538
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Randy Knight has taught introductory physics for more than 20 years at Ohio State University and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, where he is currently Professor of Physics. Professor Knight received a bachelor's degree in physics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics before joining the faculty at Ohio State University. It was at Ohio State, under the mentorship of Professor Leonard Jossem, that he began to learn about the research in physics education that, many years later, led to this book. Professor Knight's research interests are in the field of lasers and spectroscopy. He recently led the effort to establish an environmental studies program at Cal Poly, where, in addition to teaching introductory physics, he also teaches classes on energy, oceanography, and environmental issues.

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Table of Contents

Preface
I Teaching Introductory Physics 1
1 Introduction 2
2 Teaching Introductory Physics 10
3 Physics Education Research 23
4 An Active-Learning Classroom 46
II Topics in Introductory Physics 63
5 Vectors and Mathematics 66
6 Motion and Kinematics 71
7 Force and Newton's Laws 95
8 Impulse and Momentum 122
9 Energy 129
10 Oscillations 149
11 Waves 156
12 Thermal Physics 167
13 Thermodynamics 180
14 Electrostatics 191
15 Electric Fields 211
16 The Electric Potential 221
17 Current and Conductivity 236
18 DC Circuits 245
19 Magnetic Fields 255
20 Electromagnetic Induction 268
21 Geometrical Optics 275
22 Physical Optics 288
23 Quantum Physics 303
References and Resources 326
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