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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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.