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Computers in Physics
written by Raymond Ravaglia, J. Acacio-de-Barros, and Patrick Suppes
We describe two college-level introductory courses in physics, with calculus prerequisites, that are entirely computer-based. These courses have been developed by the Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford, a research project that provides year-round, accelerated instruction in mathematics and physics to gifted or advanced middle- and high-school students via computer-based courseware. Students in EPGY run multimedia courseware at home or in school on personal computers using the MS-Windows operating system. Our software, unlike traditional applications of computers in education, is intended to be the primary means of instruction and not merely a supplement to a regular class. It is precisely in those settings in which a regular class cannot be offered, either because of an insufficient number of students or the absence of a qualified instructor, that our software is intended to be used. Because we are concerned with college-level physics courses, which presuppose calculus, the issue of teacher qualification is a significant one. We have used our course model over the last four years to teach advanced-placement (AP) calculus and physics courses to gifted middle- and advanced high-school students. The remainder of the article focuses on the EPGY course software in the context of the AP physics courses.
Computers in Physics: Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 380-386
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Education - Applied Research
- Technology
= Computers
= Multimedia
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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Education-Program-for-Gifted-Youth, advanced-placement-physics, computer-based-courseware, computer-based-instruction, courseware, distance education, gifted-students, multimedia-computing, multimedia-courseware, year-round-accelerated-instruction
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R. Ravaglia, J. Acacio-de-Barros, and P. Suppes, Comput. Phys. 9 (4), 380 (1995), WWW Document, (http://suppes-corpus.stanford.edu/articles/comped/337.pdf).
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R. Ravaglia, J. Acacio-de-Barros, and P. Suppes, Computer-Based Instruction Brings Advanced-Placement Physics to Gifted Students Comput. Phys. 9 (4), 380 (1995), <http://suppes-corpus.stanford.edu/articles/comped/337.pdf>.
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Ravaglia, R., Acacio-de-Barros, J., & Suppes, P. (1995). Computer-Based Instruction Brings Advanced-Placement Physics to Gifted Students. Comput. Phys., 9(4), 380-386. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://suppes-corpus.stanford.edu/articles/comped/337.pdf
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Ravaglia, R, J. Acacio-de-Barros, and P. Suppes. "Computer-Based Instruction Brings Advanced-Placement Physics to Gifted Students." Comput. Phys. 9, no. 4, (1995): 380-386, http://suppes-corpus.stanford.edu/articles/comped/337.pdf (accessed 23 April 2014).
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Ravaglia, Raymond, J. Acacio-de-Barros, and Patrick Suppes. "Computer-Based Instruction Brings Advanced-Placement Physics to Gifted Students." Comput. Phys. 9.4 (1995): 380-386. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://suppes-corpus.stanford.edu/articles/comped/337.pdf>.
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