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This is a collection of problems on Waves and Oscillations developed to engage students in metacognition, or "thinking about how they think".   The authors have collected context-rich problems that attempt to link a student's qualitative understanding of concepts with specific scenarios.  Topics include masses on springs, pendulums, sound, and waves on a string.  The activities include pictures and diagrams for clarification.  These activities are appropriate for introductory physics students who have completed a course in advanced algebra/trigonometry.

Solutions to the problems are not included.  Teachers may wish to compile their own customized solution sets or may contact the University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group (PERG) for guidance.  A link is provided at the bottom of the resource for communication with the author.
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Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
- General
- Oscillations
= Hooke's Law
= Pendula
- Wave Motion
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Problem/Problem Set
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- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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© 2001 E. F. Redish
These problems written and collected by E. F. Redish. Photos and figures by E. F. Redish. These problems may be freely used in classrooms. They may be copied and cited in published work if the Activity Based Physics Thinking Problems in Physics site is mentioned and the URL given.
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TPT Websights, homework, pendulum, sound, spring
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Metadata instance created February 7, 2006 by Jason Garman
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September 6, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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July 31, 2001
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Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: Teaching About Waves and Wave Energy

A collection of problems developed to engage students in metacognition, or "thinking about how they think".  These are context-rich problems that attempt to link a student's qualitative understanding of concepts with real-life scenarios.  Topics include masses on springs, pendulums, sound, and waves on a string.  **Appropriate for students in AP or Section B calculus-based high school physics.

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Redish, E. (2001, July 31). Activity Based Physics: Thinking Problems in Oscillations and Waves. Retrieved August 28, 2014, from http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/think/oscil/index.html
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Redish, Edward F.. Activity Based Physics: Thinking Problems in Oscillations and Waves. July 31, 2001. http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/think/oscil/index.html (accessed 28 August 2014).
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Redish, Edward F.. Activity Based Physics: Thinking Problems in Oscillations and Waves. 2001. 31 July 2001. 28 Aug. 2014 <http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/think/oscil/index.html>.
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