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American Journal of Physics
written by Alan Van Heuvelen and David Maloney
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.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 67, Issue 3, Pages 252-256
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games of skill, teaching
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
A. Van Heuvelen and D. Maloney, Am. J. Phys. 67 (3), 252 (1999), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.19233).
A. Van Heuvelen and D. Maloney, Playing Physics Jeopardy, Am. J. Phys. 67 (3), 252 (1999), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.19233>.
APA Format
Van Heuvelen, A., & Maloney, D. (1999, March 1). Playing Physics Jeopardy. Am. J. Phys., 67(3), 252-256. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.19233
Chicago Format
Van Heuvelen, Alan, and David Maloney. "Playing Physics Jeopardy." Am. J. Phys. 67, no. 3, (March 1, 1999): 252-256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.19233 (accessed 31 May 2016).
MLA Format
Van Heuvelen, Alan, and David Maloney. "Playing Physics Jeopardy." Am. J. Phys. 67.3 (1999): 252-256. 31 May 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.19233>.
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