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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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Featured IntroPhys Resource

The Physics of Road Runner
This resource provides clips from Warner Brothers Road Runner and Coyote cartoons. Suggestions for use are included next to each clip. A Microsoft PowerPoint presentation based on the clips is also provided.

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Problem Based Learning for College Physics
This web site contains a collection of field-tested problem-based learning (PBL) activities for introductory physics classes. The site also includes background and references on the PBL approach.

Latest Source Materials

Jul 28 Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences Conference
Jul 24 Interactive Video Vignettes: Projectile Motion
Jul 6 EjsS Reader for Mobile Platforms
Jun 24 Molecular Expressions: Reflection of Light

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Community project to update physics for the life sciences
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August 22th History

1834: Samuel Pierpont Langley was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He invented the bolometer to measure the radiation from the Sun in the visible and infrared regions.
Source: Physics Infomall.