The String Instrument VIPER Teaches about Physics
In this video, musician Mark Wood from the Transiberian Orchestra helps a high school physics teacher give a lesson about sound. The viper has seven strings, some thin and some heavy. The teacher explains that the mass to length ratio for the heavy strings will produce a lower frequency while the mass to length ratio for the thin strings produce a higher frequency. As he explains (and measures) the various strings, Mark demonstrates by playing the instrument. He also explains that half of the
Physics Nuclear fission E=mc²
Nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts, often producing free neutrons and lighter nuclei, which may eventually produce photons (in the form of gamma rays). Fission of heavy elements is an exothermic reaction which can release large amounts of energy both as electromagnetic radiation and as kinetic energy of the fragments (heating the bulk material where fission takes place). Fission is a form of nuclear transmutation because the resu
Answer: With the advent of modern physics, have there been any changes in chemistry?
Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1996, has answered a selection of your video and text questions from YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. This answer is in response to a question from ag9barca.
2010 Nobel Prize in Physics Announcement.mp4
See the press conference regarding the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics on 5 October 2010. You can pose questions to the 2010 Nobel Laureates in Physics.
Physics and Astronomy at Valpo
This video provides an inside look at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Valparaiso University, including its resources and students.
International Lectures on Frontier Physics 1
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Overview of Lectures We will learn modern mathematical methods in physics. We will focus on uses of geometric concepts. For a tentative plan of the course, check out this link. [About Course] https://sites.google.com/site/caltechtodai/ [Tentative Schedule] https://sites.google.com/site/caltechtodai/home/plan-of-the-course 10/01 1. Exterior Product, Fermions 10/08 2. Tangent Space, Differential Forms, Metric 10/15 3. Cohomology, Curvatures 10/22 4. Complex Manifolds, Kaehler Manifolds 10
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Interview about 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics
Following the announcement, Professor Ingemar Lundström showed senior editor Simon Frantz how a pencil and chicken wire can demonstrate the extraordinary properties of graphene, and discussed its potential practical applications. He also discussed why the creation of the thinnest material known is the subject of the Nobel Prize only six years after its discovery.
This course consists of web contents that will enable students to understand the elementary course on college mathematics using HTML and flash in a pleasant and easy fashion.
The course, electromagnetism 1, introduces basic and intermediate topics on classical electric and magnetic theories. The topics will include electrostatics, magnetostatics, electric current theory and the discussions on electric and magnetic properties of material in static or slowly varying fields.
Sesame Street: Cookie Monster meets the Count "I will count the cookies, and you will eat them"
"I will count the cookies, and you will eat them"
Lifelong learning for the Italian Public Administration: the MarchE-Learning Project
This paper describes a local experience for the development of a framework program to set up a Continuous Learning System for Public Administration employees of Marche Region, in Central Italy. Such program belongs to a greater national program, aimed at modernizing the Italian Public Administration by means of the application of ICTs. This program is also part of Italian participation in the European Unions Lisbon Strategy, aimed at turning Europe into one of the most competitive knowledge-ba
CAS for Mathematics E-Learning - a European Perspective
We report on activities and progress in a European (Comenius 2.1) project "LTMLearning Tools for Mathematics" that creates multilingual learning units on the basis of Mathematica and M@th Desktop. A customized user-interface based on palettes is optimized for use in class, and notebooks provide associated math content with a strong emphasis on visualization. The multilingual nature of the learning units makes them useful for transnational school collaboration projects, as has been demonstrated i
The role of guidance in computer-based problem solving for the development of concepts of logic
The effect of two instructional variables, manipulation of objects and guidance, in learning to use the logical connective, conditional, was investigated. Instructions for 72 first- and second year social science students were varied in the computer-based learning environment Tarski's World, designed for teaching first-order logic (Barwise &Etchemendy, 1992). Guidance, which was operationalised by giving the learners problems that guided them to all different types of basic problem situations th
Towards Web 2.0 Schools: Rethinking the Teachers Professional Development
This paper aims at analyzing the Web 2.0 based distance education in the K-12 schools as an emerging phenomenon that catalyzes a new educational reform all over the world. Some pre-Web 2.0 best practice examples are analyzed in order to draw the main findings in the paper. The teachers professional qualification designed to meet the new challenges is considered as a key problem for a successful penetration of this phenomenon in the schools. It is emphasized on the importance of designing a lif
PRAXIS - Pervasive Rehabilitation of Aphasia with an eXtensible Interactive System
This thesis describes computer-assisted (CA) methods for the treatment of acquired language impairment in adult aphasics. A key design objective of this project was the elimination of the indirect manipulation of keyboard and mouse (in CA speech language therapy sessions) in favour of the direct manipulation of virtual and physical objects afforded by touchscreen display and radio frequency identification technology (RFID). While computer-assisted treatment of aphasia has been used since the 196
Situational knowledge in physics: The case of electrodynamics
Major difficulties for a novice physics problem solver are how to interpret new problems and how to combine information given in the problem with information already known. A domain expert, by contrast, has the knowledge to take full advantage of problem features at a glance. It takes a long period of practice to acquire such situational knowledge, and it would be desirable for this to be taught more effectively. As a first step, this requires information on how situational knowledge differs acr
Physics learning with a computer Algebra systems: Towards a learning environment that promotes enhan
To become proficient problem-solvers, physics students need to form a coherent and flexible understanding of problem situations they are confronted with. This is important both for solving problems and for interpreting solutions. Still, many students have only a limited representation of the problems they are working on. Therefore, we devised an instructional approach to promote students' understanding of these problems, and to support them in forming associations between problem features and so