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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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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.

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September 18th History

1896: Armand-Hippolyte Fizeau died in Ventueil, Seine-et-Marne. He measured the speed of light in air in 1849. He used a rotating gear and measured the time light took to pass between the gear's teeth.
Source: Physics Infomall.