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written by Priscilla W. Laws
This  page contains the free download of WPtools, the software developed to accompany Workshop Physics.    It allows students to use a custom toolbar to analyze data and create mathematical models in Excel spreadsheet format.  Versions are available for both Mac and PC systems.  Workshop Physics is an activity-based approach to teaching calculus-based introductory physics in which traditional lectures are replaced by student investigation and experimentation.  It was developed and class-tested by Priscilla Laws of Dickinson College and coworkers.  

See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full instructional module on the topic of Oscillations, available at no cost.   A link to additional modules for a two-semester Calculus-based course, available for purchase through the publisher, is also found in Related Materials on this page.
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Workshop Physics Software:

Is Part Of Workshop Physics

This is the author's home page for Workshop Physics materials.  Materials are divided into four sections intended to span a two-semester course in introductory calculus-based physics.  The modules are available for purchase from the publisher.  Assessments and exams are available at no cost to registered teacher-users.

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Supplements Workshop Physics: Oscillations, Determinism, and Chaos

This cost-free module on the topic of Oscillations is Unit 15 of the Workshop Physics Activity Guide.  Other modules may be purchased from the publisher.

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