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written by
Steven J. Pollock
published by the Science Education Initiative and the University of Colorado at Boulder
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)
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<a href="https://www.compadre.org/PER/items/detail.cfm?ID=11873">Pollock, Steven. Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials. Boulder: Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, 2011.</a>
AIP Format
S. Pollock, (Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 2011), WWW Document, (https://physicscourses.colorado.edu/EducationIssues/ClassicalMechanics/).
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S. Pollock, Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials, (Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 2011), <https://physicscourses.colorado.edu/EducationIssues/ClassicalMechanics/>.
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Pollock, S. (2011). Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials. Retrieved June 17, 2021, from Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado: https://physicscourses.colorado.edu/EducationIssues/ClassicalMechanics/
Chicago Format
Pollock, Steven. Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials. Boulder: Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, 2011. https://physicscourses.colorado.edu/EducationIssues/ClassicalMechanics/ (accessed 17 June 2021).
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Pollock, Steven. Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials. Boulder: Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, 2011. 17 June 2021 <https://physicscourses.colorado.edu/EducationIssues/ClassicalMechanics/>.
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Author = "Steven Pollock",
Title = {Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I: Course Materials},
Publisher = {Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado},
Volume = {2021},
Number = {17 June 2021},
Year = {2011}
}
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