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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 circular motion.  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 physics concepts 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.    

This resource is based on the research results of the Minnesota Physics Education Research group.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
= Central Forces
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
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- Active Learning
= Cooperative Learning
= Problem Solving
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Problem/Problem Set
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Keywords:
PER, central force, circular motion, constructivism, context-rich problems, force, friction, gravity, group problem solving, normal, problem solving, radial force, real-world problems, tension, uniform circular motion, weight
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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/crfcm.html).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force and Circular Motion at a Constant Speed (2003), <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crfcm.html>.
APA Format
University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Heller, K., & Heller, P. (2007, May 11). Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force and Circular Motion at a Constant Speed. Retrieved August 1, 2014, from http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crfcm.html
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force and Circular Motion at a Constant Speed. May 11, 2007. http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crfcm.html (accessed 1 August 2014).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force and Circular Motion at a Constant Speed. 2003. 11 May 2007. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crfcm.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group and Kenneth Heller and Patricia Heller", Title = {Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Force and Circular Motion at a Constant Speed}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {1 August 2014}, Month = {May 11, 2007}, Year = {2003} }
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