Conservation Ecology: Lessons from the physics education reform effort
Starting in 1992, introductory physics students at Indiana University were pre- and post-tested on their knowledge of general physics. Some students received standard classes of lectures and tests, while others were taught using interactive engagement (IE) techniques. The goal of the study was this: can IE methods increase the effectiveness of introductory mechanics courses? Though the study focused on physics and mechanics specifically, the techniques used can be applied in teaching other scien
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Solid State Physics
In the electrical engineering, solid-state materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the sold-state physics, band-structure and the relation with electrical propert
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Advanced Device Physics
This course will focus for a large part on MOSFET and CMOS, but also on heterojunction BJT, and photonic devices.First non-ideal characteristics of MOSFETs will be discussed, like channel-length modulation and short-channel effects. We will also pay attention to threshold voltage modification by varying the dopant concentration. Further, MOS scaling will be discussed. A combination of an n-channel and p-channel MOSFET is used for CMOS devices that form the basis for current digital technology. T
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Mesoscopic Physics
Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world.The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field. Study Goals: Reach understanding of electronic properties of meso-size conductors, appreciate/recognize the role of classical and quantum processes, being able to explain electronic transport phenomena using simple physical concepts.Author(s): Creator not set

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Advanced Solid State Physics
This course is about the electronic properties of materials and contains lectures about scattering, transport in metals, phonons and superconductivity. Study Goals: The goal of the course is twofold: to present modern concepts of the electronic properties of the materials, and to develop he ability to read (and understand) scientific papers. The first goal will be achieved through a series of lectures and sets of exercises. A considerable attention is devoted to superconductivity, not only becau
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Physics: Hands-On/ Minds-On Learning
Examines overcoming obstacles to conceptual thinking. Is hands-on the same as minds-on? Why are concepts taught again and again, such as electricity and circuits, but still difficult to explain and put to work? 
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Physics Games: Transistor
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain, the men behind the transistor, were awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics. Today, transistors are found in virtually every electronic device.
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Physics Games: The Integrated Circuit
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Integrated circuits can be found in almost every modern electrical device such as computers, cars, television sets, CD players, cellular phones, etc. But what is an integrated circuit and what is the history behind it? Learn about Nobel Laureate Jack Kilby and his part in the invention that is the basis of all modern technology.
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Physics Games: Microscopes
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Zernike invented the phase-contrast microscope, Ruska developed the electron microscope, and Binnig and Rohrer invented the scanning tunneling microscope. All have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Here, you can learn more about these different microscopes and what the scientist studies with them. You can also try the techniques of Nobel Prize Laureates by yourself in our microscope simulators.
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Physics Games: Liquid Crystals
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! A liquid crystal is a substance that flows like a liquid but maintains some of the ordered structure characteristic of crystals. In the 1960s, a French theoretical physicist, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes turned his interest to liquid crystals and soon found fascinating analogies between liquid crystals and superconductors as well as magnetic materials. His work would later be rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics 1991. Today,
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Physics Games: Laser
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Has it ever occurred to you that every time you listen to a CD or point with a laser pointer, you are holding the discovery of a Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics in your hand?
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Physics Games: Invar® and Steel Alloys
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Alloys are mixtures of substances in which the resulting material has metallic properties. They are usually produced by melting the mixture of ingredients. Steel, brass and amalgam are a few examples of an alloy. Invar, from the word "invariable", is a special steel alloy - used today in toasters and CRT-monitors for example. The Swiss physicist Charles Edouard Guillaume was awarded the 1920 Nobel Prize in Physics for discov
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Physics of Roller Coasters
Full-length lab curriculum was developed to teach Kinetic and Potential energies, Newton's Laws of Motion, velocity, friction and acceleration.
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Investigating Special Relativity with Particle Physics Data
This Website provides resources for secondary and post-secondary teachers of physical science. These resources include data reduction projects and particle physics datafiles. The data reduction projects guide student investigation of a dataset to a particular end result. The datafiles are written in a format that allows for rapid Web file transfer and ease of import into commonly available applications such as Microsoft Excel. Students download and reduce these data in an open-ended environment
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Introductory Physics II
Welcome to the NROC Introductory Physics course. This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint you with topics in classical and modern physics. The first semester discusses topics in Newtonian mechanics including: kinematics, laws of motion, work and energy, systems of particles, momentum, circular motion, oscillations, and gravitation. The first semester concludes with topics in fluid mechanics, thermal physics, and kinetic theory. The second semester discusses the topic
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Introductory Physics I
Welcome to the NROC Introductory Physics course. This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint you with topics in classical and modern physics. The first semester discusses topics in Newtonian mechanics including: kinematics, laws of motion, work and energy, systems of particles, momentum, circular motion, oscillations, and gravitation. The first semester concludes with topics in fluid mechanics, thermal physics, and kinetic theory. The second semester discusses the topic
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General Physics II
Welcome to the NROC General Physics course. This course is designed to acquaint you with topics in mechanics and classical electricity and magnetism. The course covers two semesters. The first semester is devoted to Newtonian mechanics including: kinematics, laws of motion, work and energy, systems of particles, momentum, circular motion, oscillations, and gravitation. The second semester discusses the topics of electricity and magnetism. The course emphasizes problem solving including calculus,
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General Physics I
Welcome to the NROC General Physics course. This course is designed to acquaint you with topics in mechanics and classical electricity and magnetism. The course covers two semesters. The first semester is devoted to Newtonian mechanics including: kinematics, laws of motion, work and energy, systems of particles, momentum, circular motion, oscillations, and gravitation. The second semester discusses the topics of electricity and magnetism. The course emphasizes problem solving including calculus,
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College Preparatory Physics II
Welcome to the NROC College Preparatory Physics course. This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint you with topics in classical and modern physics. The first semester discusses topics in Newtonian mechanics, oscillatory motion, waves and static electricity. The second semester discusses the topics of current electricity, magnetism, electric circuits, sound, fluids and gases, heat, and modern physics. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding of basic physics princ
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College Preparatory Physics I
Welcome to the NROC College Preparatory Physics course. This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint you with topics in classical and modern physics. The first semester discusses topics in Newtonian mechanics, oscillatory motion, waves and static electricity. The second semester discusses the topics of current electricity, magnetism, electric circuits, sound, fluids and gases, heat, and modern physics. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding of basic physics princ
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