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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 relating to force and linear kinematics.  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.  Students must identify the force component(s) necessary to solve each situation.  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.    

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acceleration, context-rich problems, drag, force, friction, gravity, group problem solving, lift, normal, problem solving, real-world problems, thrust, velocity, weight
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Anyone compile answers?

Author: Robert Vosatka
Posted: August 6, 2009 at 12:17AM

Anyone compile answers to the problems?

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Re: Anyone compile answers?

Author: Bruce, ComPADRE Dir
Posted: Aug 10, 2009 at 1:34AM

> On Aug 06, 2009, Robert Vosatka posted:
>
> Anyone compile
> answers to the problems?

No, I don't  believe they do.

Because these problems are written specifically so there is not any single correct approach to their solution, solutions will not necessarily be that helpful. Certainly, in my (somewhat limited) experience using these problems in discussions, the range of answers from students was broad enough that no single solution would be that helpful in grading responses or analyzing student understanding.

Bruce

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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, (2003), WWW Document, (http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crflk.html).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force and Linear Kinematics Problems, (2003), <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crflk.html>.
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Heller, K., & Heller, P. (2007, May 11). Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force and Linear Kinematics Problems. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crflk.html
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force and Linear Kinematics Problems. May 11, 2007. http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crflk.html (accessed 22 December 2014).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force and Linear Kinematics Problems. 2003. 11 May 2007. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crflk.html>.
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