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AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) provides educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use.en-usealmasy@scout.wisc.eduealmasy@scout.wisc.eduSat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Adding Vectors
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=14431This online exercise lets students practice vector addition. They choose the precision of the test by selecting a target size, then estimate the sum of the two vectors by dragging and dropping a third arrow. Points are awarded; a higher degree of precision scores more points.Wed, 1 Sep 2010 03:00:02 -0500Free Body Diagrams
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9473This website from the University of Guelph's physics department offers a tutorial on free body diagrams. The tutorial includes an explanation of what free body diagrams are, example problems, a self-test, and a free body diagram java applet.Thu, 19 Aug 2010 03:00:02 -0500Hyperphysics-Basic Vector Operations
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9518This page is interactive resource allowing the teacher to choose among topics related to vector operations. The subjects are organized in flow charts that make it easy to move from one topic to a related item. Vector resolution, addition, and product are covered in-depth, with conceptual support in practical applications such as torque, work, and magnetic force. This item is part of a larger collection under continuing development by Dr. Rod Nave, Georgia State University.Tue, 17 Aug 2010 03:00:02 -0500Adding Two Vectors
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9467This website from David M. Harrison of the University of Toronto's physics department provides an animation of the addition of two vectors. Instructors may use this animation in explaining the concept of adding vectors and demonstrating the steps involved.Fri, 13 Aug 2010 03:00:02 -0500Roulettes
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13727Created by Lang Moore, Bill Mueller and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to illustrate the use of vectors to develop parametric descriptions of curves. This is one within a much larger set of learning modules hosted by Duke University.Mon, 31 May 2010 03:00:01 -0500Vectors in Two and Three Dimensions
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13731Created by Eddie Fuller, Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to introduce the concept of vectors in space and explore their algebraic and geometric properties. This is one within a much larger set of learning modules hosted by Duke University.Fri, 28 May 2010 03:00:01 -0500Relative Velocity and Vectors
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4748This activity is designed to enhance student comprehension of air and wind velocity, through the use of real time flight data. Students will read about relative velocity, complete a work sheet on vectors, and then gather and analyze real world data. All of the materials, including links to sites for data collection, are provided in this learning object. After completing the activity, students will be able to define relative velocity, add and subtract vectors, and determine aircraft speed using raw data.Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:04:49 -0600Accelerated Frames of Reference: Intertial Forces
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9660These web pages, authored and curated by David P. Stern, provide an explanation of forces in accelerating reference frames. Topics include centrifugal force and what is felt in vehicles that are speeding up or slowing down. The page is structured in this fashion: inertial forces, unit vectors, a decelerating bus and a lesson on jetliners taking off. This is part of "From Stargazers to Starships," an extensive web site that introduces physics and astronomy using topics in space exploration and space science.Tue, 28 Apr 2009 03:00:02 -0500Physics Classroom: Circular Motion
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9902This resource guides the user through characteristics of circular motion. The same concepts and principles used to describe the motion of an object can also be used to describe and explain the motion of objects in circular pathways. This tutorial is broken into five sections addressing: the mechanics of circular motion, centripetal force, algebraic and trigonometric problems and solutions, and a full chapter that debunks the centrifugal "force" misconception. The interactive problems use diagrams and force vectors to help students visualize how vector components affect the way circular motion is characterized.Fri, 3 Apr 2009 03:00:02 -0500Socratic Dialog-Inducing Labs
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=10308Designed by Richard Hake of Indiana University, Bloomington, the resource contain SDI Labs that are "guided construction" labs featuring hands-and-heads-on experiments in introductory mechanics. Their effectiveness in promoting student crossover to the the Newtonian World has been demonstrated by rigorous pre-post testing. Seven labs that are titled "Vectors, Postion and Frames of Reference;" "Introduction to Kinematics;" "Newton's First and Third Laws;" "Prelab Assignment;" "Newton's Second Law;" "Circular Motion and Frictional Forces;" "Rotational Dynamics;" "Angular Momentum;" "Newton's Second Law Revisted;" and "Newton's Laws Revisted" are included. Additionally, external references are provided.Wed, 25 Mar 2009 03:00:01 -0500Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors)
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6861This java applet gives a visual representation of the addition of vectors. The user can choose to sum from two to five arbitrary vectors. The applet adds the vectors visually, moving each to the sum of the previous vectors. This is part of a large collection of physics applets available in a wide range of languages.Wed, 21 May 2008 03:00:02 -0500Vectors
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6557This lesson was created by Larry Friesen and Anne Gillis for Butler Community College. It will help physics and calculus students differentiate between the uses of vectors in mathematics vs. physics. This website provides two PDF documents that give detailed lessons about vectors, including an overview of terminology, sample problems, and an HTML worksheet is also provided. For educators or students, this site offers well laid-out lessons and/or practice with vectors.Fri, 18 Apr 2008 03:00:02 -0500Vectors - Motion and Forces in Two Dimensions
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5075The Physics Classroom presents this tutorial on the theory and fundamentals of vectors. Throughout the tutorial, students will learn how to “explain and analyze the motion of objects in two dimensions.” Some of the key topics included here are: vector addition, relative velocity, vector resolution, projectile motion and trajectory, and the addition of forces. The tutorial is geared toward high school students, but it is also great review material for college physics students or anyone needing a refresher course in vectors.Fri, 8 Feb 2008 03:00:02 -0600Physics for Physical Sciences
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5073Created by Jason Dicker at Launceston College in Tasmania, these materials present information and examples of the physics concepts of radioactivity, motion, and current electricity. The Radioactivity portion contains sections on natural types of radioactivity, radioactive decay, and problems for students such as designing "a series of experiments to show that 'radioactivity' has nothing to do with sunlight" without using a Geiger counter. The Motion portion contains pages about vectors, projectile motion, momentum, and force. The final section, Current Electricity, has links to pages about charge and current, voltage, resistance, and some problems about electricity for students to solve. This is an excellent resource for physics educators in higher education to use to explain physics principles in the physical sciences.Wed, 30 Jan 2008 03:00:02 -0600The Mechanical Universe and Beyond
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5256This series of for physics teachers from Annenberg Media contains “52 half hour video programs and coordinated books.” Video programs explore topics in physics from the basic fundamentals to more advanced concepts. Some topics of these segments include: inertia, Newton’s Laws, vectors, harmonic motion, Kepler’s Laws, electricity, magnetism and quantum mechanics. Teachers will find these programs especially useful, as they can be easily incorporated into classroom activities. Students are also encouraged to use the videos. This site contains great materials for anyone studying or interested in learning more about physics.Fri, 16 Nov 2007 03:00:02 -0600