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written by Steven J. Pollock
published by the Science Education Initiative
This website provides the materials to teach a transformed sophomore-level classical mechanics/math methods course. The provided course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Math Contexts:
* Vectors, curvilinear coordinate systems, ODEs, Line integrals, Gradient operator, Taylor expansion, Complex numbers, Fourier transforms, Fourier series and applications, PDEs, Separation of variables, Surface and volume integrals, Gauss' theorem, Legendre polynomials, Laplace equation, Delta functions

Physics Contexts:
* Kinematics, Newton's Laws, Conservation Laws, Simple harmonic oscillator, Heat equation, Poisson equation, Gravitation

The course was transformed using:
* Explicit Learning Goals
* Interactive Lectures
* Transformed Homework problems (including a "bank" of potential HW problems)
* Common Student Difficulties & In-Class Group Activities/Tutorials
* Concept Tests ("Clicker" questions)
* Assessments (available upon explicit request)
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Gravity
- Work and Energy
= Conservation of Energy
Education Practices
- Active Learning
- Curriculum Development
= Course
= Course Goals
General Physics
- Curriculum
Mathematical Tools
- Differential Equations
- Series and Functions
- Vector Calculus
- Lower Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Course
= Curriculum
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Problem/Problem Set
- Assessment Material
= Test
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Educators
- Professional/Practitioners
- Administrators
- Researchers
- application/zip
- application/ms-powerpoint
- application/pdf
- text/html
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Free access
License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Science Education Initiative
NSF Number:
0737118
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created April 25, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
May 17, 2013 by Bruce Mason
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AIP Format
S. Pollock, (Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 2011), WWW Document, (http://www.colorado.edu/sei/departments/physics_2210.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Pollock, SEI: Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials (Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 2011), <http://www.colorado.edu/sei/departments/physics_2210.htm>.
APA Format
Pollock, S. (2011). SEI: Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado: http://www.colorado.edu/sei/departments/physics_2210.htm
Chicago Format
Pollock, Steven. SEI: Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials. Boulder: Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, 2011. http://www.colorado.edu/sei/departments/physics_2210.htm (accessed 19 April 2014).
MLA Format
Pollock, Steven. SEI: Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials. Boulder: Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, 2011. 19 Apr. 2014 <http://www.colorado.edu/sei/departments/physics_2210.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Steven Pollock", Title = {SEI: Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials}, Publisher = {Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {19 April 2014}, Year = {2011} }
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Is Referenced By Issues and Progress in Transforming a Middle-division Classical Mechanics/Math Methods Course

Research describing the course creation process and its effects on student learning and attitudes.

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