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The Physics Source is a collection of resources for introductory college level physics courses. It includes curriculum, curriculum support material, reference material, and pedagogical and physics education research inspired content.

The Source relies on you, the community of teachers, to expand and maintain its holdings.

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Using Direct Measurement Video to Teach Physics
Direct Measurement Videos encourage active learning in introductory physics classes. Students can analyze real-world behavior using physics concepts and measurement tools included in the video. This material includes best practices for using these videos, a library of videos, and example class activities.

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Open Source Tutorials in Physics with Teaching Assistant Development
Guided inquiry activities for introductory physics, with information about effective use.

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July 28th History

1904: Pavel Alekesjevic Cherenkov was born in the Voronezh Region. He received the 1958 Nobel Prize for Physics with I. M. Frank and I. E. Evgen'evic "for the discovery and the interpretation of the Cherenkov effect."
Source: Physics Infomall.