This article presents a new format for physics problems that is similar to the game show Jeopardy in which contestants are given the answer to a question and asked to state the question. In Physics Jeopardy, the problem starts with a mathematical equation, a graph or a diagram that describes a physical process. The solver constructs other representations of the problem including a word or picture description of a problem and process that is consistent with the equation, graph, or diagram. The Jeopardy Problem solution becomes an effort to represent a physical process in a variety of ways-sketches, diagrams, graphs, and equations-more like the method used by experienced physicists when analyzing problems.
%0 Journal Article %A Van Heuvelen, Alan %A Maloney, David %D March 1, 1999 %T Playing Physics Jeopardy %J Am. J. Phys. %V 67 %N 3 %P 252-256 %8 March 1, 1999 %M 6169231 %U http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.19233
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