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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.eduWed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1What Is a Rate?
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=14357This lesson plan, beginning with background information and helpful equations, is about vectors, with an application to GPS, and would be appropriate for use in a high school mathematics classroom. Knowledge of basic trigonometry and physics is helpful. This lesson could be done by learners individually or in small groups. There are both quantitative and more open-ended questions requiring the students to apply their knowledge of vectors to real life situations.Mon, 4 Apr 2011 03:00:03 -0500Learning about Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16238This math unit from Illuminations includes 2 lessons on vectors and their properties. In the first lesson, students will learn the components of vectors. In the second lesson, the class will extend their knowledge to further develop the system of vectors. An interactive applet is included with each lesson to help illustrate these concepts. Questions for students are also included. These lessons are intended for grades 9-12 and should each require 1 class period to complete.Thu, 9 Dec 2010 03:00:03 -0600Phabulous Physics: Acceleration and Velocity
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=10642This physics unit allows students to fully investigate the concept of linear motion. It includes derivations of the equations and various graphs relating displacement, velocity, and acceleration. The unit includes tips for teachers on curriculum-framing questions, assessment processes and instructional procedures. This is a part of a larger web site on linear motion.Mon, 6 Sep 2010 03:00:03 -0500Adding 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 -0500Orthogonality
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13789Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to explore the properties of orthogonal vectors and matrices. This is part of a larger collection of material hosted by Duke University.Tue, 22 Jun 2010 03:00:01 -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 -0500Rotation Matrices
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13784Created by Lewis Blake and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to introduce the concept of using matrix multiplication to rotate vectors in two-dimensional space; to provide motivation for the definition of matrix multiplication; to lay the groundwork for using matrices to work with graphics. This is part of a larger collection of learning modules hosted by Duke University.Mon, 24 May 2010 03:00:02 -0500Vector Fields and Line Integrals
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13723Created by Oliver Knill and Dale Winter for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module introduces vector fields, the concept of "work," and the line integral. This is one of a much larger set of learning modules hosted by Duke University.Thu, 20 May 2010 03:00:01 -0500Practice Exercises for Algebra Students
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9729Exercises posted on this web site offer an opportunity for students to evaluate how much they have retained in various subjects of Algebra. Topics covered include geometry, functions, vectors, and statistics. There are corresponding lessons and solutions to each practice exercise. Also, the site contains useful tools such as graphs and spreadsheet modeling exercises to help students better visualize and understanding algebra concepts.Wed, 17 Mar 2010 03:00:03 -0500PhET: Introduction to Static Electricity using Electric Field Hockey and Charges and Fields
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9951This inquiry-based lesson plan is intended to be used in tandem with the PhET Electric Field Hockey simulation. Students place electric charges on a simulated ice field to guide a hockey puck into a goal. As they investigate charge interaction, the teacher integrates vector addition and free-body diagrams to help students understand strength and direction of the electric field around a charged body.Tue, 15 Dec 2009 03:00:02 -0600Relative 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 -0600