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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 waves and oscillations .  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.  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.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
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= Cooperative Learning
= Problem Solving
Oscillations & Waves
- General
- Instruments
= Resonance in Strings
- Oscillations
= Normal Modes
= Pendula
= Simple Harmonic Motion
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Standing Waves
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
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Keywords:
Doppler effect, context-rich problems, frequency, group problem solving, oscillation, period, pitch, problem solving, real-world problems, sonar, spring, standing waves, string, traveling wave, vibration, wave
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Metadata instance created July 22, 2008 by Christopher Bares
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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/crow.html).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Oscillations and Waves (2003), <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crow.html>.
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Heller, K., & Heller, P. (2007, May 11). Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Oscillations and Waves. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crow.html
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Oscillations and Waves. May 11, 2007. http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crow.html (accessed 16 September 2014).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Oscillations and Waves. 2003. 11 May 2007. 16 Sep. 2014 <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crow.html>.
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Is Part Of Context Rich Problems Online Archives

This is the full collection of context-rich problems for first and second semester courses in both algebra-based and calculus-based introductory physics.

relation by Christopher Bares
Is Supplemented By Context Rich Problems: Teaching Introductory Physics Through Problem Solving

This is a Power Point presentation appropriate for new and crossover teachers on the Context-Rich instructional method.  It explains the rationale behind the method and provides examples/explanations on how to implement it effectively.

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