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American Journal of Physics
written by David Hestenes
The connection between physics teaching and research at its deepest level can be illuminated by physics education research (PER). For students and scientists alike, what they know and learn about physics is profoundly shaped by the conceptual tools at their command. Physicists employ a miscellaneous assortment of mathematical tools in ways that contribute to a fragmentation of knowledge. We can do better! Research on the design and use of mathematical systems provides a guide for designing a unified mathematical language for the whole of physics that facilitates learning and enhances physical insight. This research has produced a comprehensive language called geometric algebra, which I introduce with emphasis on how it simplifies and integrates classical and quantum physics. Introducing research-based reform into a conservative physics curriculum is a challenge for the emerging PER community.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 71, Issue 2, Pages 104-121
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© 2003 American Journal of Physics
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10.1119/1.1522700
Keywords:
algebra, geometry, mathematics, physics, teaching
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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September 27, 2007 by Rebecca Barbato
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D. Hestenes, Am. J. Phys. 71 (2), 104 (2003), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1522700).
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D. Hestenes, Oersted Medal Lecture 2002: Reforming the mathematical language of physics Am. J. Phys. 71 (2), 104 (2003), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1522700>.
APA Format
Hestenes, D. (2003, February 1). Oersted Medal Lecture 2002: Reforming the mathematical language of physics. Am. J. Phys., 71(2), 104-121. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1522700
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Hestenes, David. "Oersted Medal Lecture 2002: Reforming the mathematical language of physics." Am. J. Phys. 71, no. 2, (February 1, 2003): 104-121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1522700 (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Hestenes, David. "Oersted Medal Lecture 2002: Reforming the mathematical language of physics." Am. J. Phys. 71.2 (2003): 104-121. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1522700>.
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