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written by the University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller
This page provides a set of context-rich physics problems on force.  Each context-rich problem is based on a real-world situation, and includes both information that is relevant to solving the problem and extraneous information.  Strategies for problem solving are not explicitly provided.  Each problem is formulated so it is too difficult for one student to solve alone, yet not too difficult for a group to master.    

This resource is based on the research results of the Minnesota Physics Education Research group.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
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Classical Mechanics
- General
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
- Newton's First Law
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
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- Active Learning
= Cooperative Learning
= Problem Solving
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Problem/Problem Set
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Keywords:
PBL, PER, acceleration, constructivism, context-rich problems, experiential learning, force, force body diagram, friction, group problem solving, net force, problem solving, problem-based learning, real-world problems, tension, total force, weight
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, (1999), WWW Document, (http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crf.html).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force Problems, (1999), <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crf.html>.
APA Format
University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Heller, K., & Heller, P. (2007, May 11). Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force Problems. Retrieved September 30, 2014, from http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crf.html
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force Problems. May 11, 2007. http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crf.html (accessed 30 September 2014).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force Problems. 1999. 11 May 2007. 30 Sep. 2014 <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crf.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group and Kenneth Heller and Patricia Heller", Title = {Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force Problems}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {30 September 2014}, Month = {May 11, 2007}, Year = {1999} }
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