Physics-Beyond Mechanics

Introduction

The materials in the first four content areas below were developed, tested, and revised from 2000-2003. They have been used in subsequent Modeling Instruction II workshops and continue to be revised. The “Other” materials are the result of Action Research projects by experienced modeling instructors.

Content Areas

  • Electricity & MagnetismThis approach is appropriate for honors or AP physics.
    1. Charge & Field
    2. Potential
    3. Circuits
    4. Magnetism
  • CASTLE electricityThese materials are a modeling-modified version of the original CASTLE materials.
    1. Closed Loop Model
    2. Charge Flow & Sources of Charge Model
    3. Resistance Model
    4. The Compressible Fluid Model
    5. What Determines Electric Pressure?
    6. Measuring & Quantifying Circuit Variables
    7. Energy & Power in Circuits
  • Models of Light
    1. Particle Model
    2. Wave Model
    3. Photon Model
  • Mechanical Waves
    1. Oscillating Particle Model
    2. Mechanical Waves in 1-dimension
    3. Sound
    4. Mechanical Waves in 2-dimensions
  • Other
    • Special Relativity
    • Rotational Motion
    • Fluids
    • Ideal Gas/Thermodynamics (for AP-B)
    • VPython for AP Physics-B

Content

Sample materials (no tests or quizzes)

Member only materials

To view these materials you must be logged in. Enter your username and password in the right side menu, or click here to join.

6 Responses to Physics-Beyond Mechanics

  1. Laura Hirsch says:

    Could someone direct me to the castle electricity modified materials. I would like to use these, but cannot seem to locate them. Thanks!

  2. According to the Teacher notes for Unit II there is suppose to be a worksheet 2 that “provides practice with articulating what happens during capacitor charging and discharging in terms of the air capacitor analogy” and yet they are not in the unit. Can someone direct me to worksheet 2 for this unit?

  3. Jason Stark says:

    For E&M users, I have a couple applets I developed that could help.

    (1) When I took the E&M workshop, we used a very old program called “EM Field” that was used to map electric fields and isopotential lines around point charges. I couldn’t get the program to run on new hardware/OS, so I developed a simple web applet that accomplishes mostly the same thing.

    http://jasonstark.com/science/em/emfield.html

    (2) Also, as a supplement or possibly an alternative route for developing the Coulomb’s Law relationship with the video, here’s a simulation that models the force between two charged particles. Perhaps it might be useful for some.

    http://jasonstark.com/science/coulomb/coulomb.html

  4. Diana Gigante says:

    I cannot find the Waves Unit 2 Movies folder. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it in the past, but I cannot find it now. Could someone please point me in the right direction?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

82 − eighty one =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> <span style="">