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Re: Mathematica in University introductory physics courses

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  • Subject: [mg24670] Re: Mathematica in University introductory physics courses
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <Kevin.McCann at jhuapl.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 01:18:56 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, USA
  • References: <8lt0ki$2g3@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Silvester,

I teach three courses with varying degrees of Mathematica involvement.

In order of Mathematica use:
 1) Physics with Mathematica - graduate
 2) Mathematical Methods in Physics - undergraduate
 3) Statistical mechanics - undergraduate

I would be happy to talk with you about my experiences if you are
interested.

Kevin

<S.Draaijer at icto.vu.nl> wrote in message news:8lt0ki$2g3 at smc.vnet.net...
> At the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam the Netherlands (http://www.vu.nl),
> department of Physics, I support a project on integrating Computer
> Algebra Software in physics courses (note: our students carry a laptop
> with Mathematica and Scientific Workplace installed on it with them all
> the time).
>
> It is a difficult project and we are looking for contacts, research and
> experiences of other people and institutions. What are the do's and
> dont's, how to integrate the use in face-to-face classroom, are there
> example lesson plans, what to expect from students and what not, how
> much time in practicing with Mathematica is needed for students to feel
> comfortablbe solving physics problems, etc.
>
> Where are looking for contacts, advice, materials, links etc.
>
> I hope someone can help us further on this subject.
>
> Kind regards,
> Silvester Draaijer
>
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> ir. Silvester Draaijer
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> 1081 HV Amsterdam
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> http://www.icto.vu.nl/
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>
> Rinke J. Wijngaarden
> Department of Physics and Astronomy
> Faculty of Sciences
> Vrije Universiteit
> De Boelelaan 1081
> 1081 HV  Amsterdam
> The Netherlands
> phone +31 20 444 7918
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