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Circuits
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Circuits

Students are introduced to several key concepts of electronic circuits. They learn ... (more)

Students are introduced to several key concepts of electronic circuits. They learn about some of the physics behind circuits, the key components in a circuit and their pervasiveness in our homes and everyday lives. Students learn about Ohm's Law and how it is used to analyze circuits. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
Tyler Maline
Electric Potential - Concepts and Principles (Algebra-based)
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Electric Potential - Concepts and Principles (Algebra-based)

An activity based chapter discussing the concept of Electric Potential. It is ... (more)

An activity based chapter discussing the concept of Electric Potential. It is part of Spiral Physics, a research based introductory physics curriculum developed at Monroe Community College with partial funding from the National Science Foundation. The workbook is designed for use in an active learning environment. Topics are arranged such that students receive repeated exposure to concepts over an extended time interval, each time with an incremental increase in complexity. The workbook emphasize multiple representations in problem solving, and goal-less problem statements. (less)

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Physics
Education
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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Lecture Notes
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Reference
Textbooks
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Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Paul D'Alessandris
Electric Potential - Concepts and Principles (Calculus-based)
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Electric Potential - Concepts and Principles (Calculus-based)

An activity based chapter discussing the concept of Electric Potential. It is ... (more)

An activity based chapter discussing the concept of Electric Potential. It is part of Spiral Physics, a research based introductory physics curriculum developed at Monroe Community College with partial funding from the National Science Foundation. The workbook is designed for use in an active learning environment. Topics are arranged such that students receive repeated exposure to concepts over an extended time interval, each time with an incremental increase in complexity. The workbook emphasizes multiple representations in problem solving, and goal-less problem statements. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Reference
Textbooks
Unit of Study
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Paul D'Alessandris
Introduction to Electrostatics Principles
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Introduction to Electrostatics Principles

In the following pages simulations are used to help provide an introduction ... (more)

In the following pages simulations are used to help provide an introduction to various Electrostatics concepts. These includes the difference between conductors and insulators, charging by conduction and induction and the triboelectric series. 17 out of the 18 simulations used are PhysLet based simulations. The 18th, the one about the Van de Graff generator, is a translation of a simulation of a simulation developed in Spanish by Professor Angel Franco Garcia. (less)

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Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Taha Mzoughi
The Nernst/Goldman Equation Simulator
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The Nernst/Goldman Equation Simulator

It would be difficult to exaggerate the physiological significance of the transmembrane ... (more)

It would be difficult to exaggerate the physiological significance of the transmembrane electrical potential difference, or ‘PD.’ This gradient of electrical energy that exists across the plasma membrane of every cell in the body influences nutrient transport into and out of cells, is a key driving force in the movement of salt (and therefore water) across cell membranes and between organ-based compartments, is an essential element in the signaling processes associated with coordinated movements of cells and organisms, and is ultimately the basis of all cognitive processes. The Nernst equation (named after its originator, the German Chemist and Nobel laureate, Walther Nernst), provides a quantitative measure of the equality that exists between chemical and electrical gradients and is the starting point for understanding the basis of the “membrane potential.” The Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation (named in honor of American David Goldman and the British Nobel laureates Sir Alan Hodgkin and Sir Bernard Katz; frequently simply referred to as “the Goldman equation”) calculates an estimated membrane potential that reflects the relative contributions of the chemical concentration gradients and relative membrane permeability for K+, Na+ and Cl-. (less)

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Simulations
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University of Arizona
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Individual Authors
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Designed and programmed by Michael Branch under the direction of Dr. Stephen Wright.
Van de Graaff Generator
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Van de Graaff Generator

A simulation illustrating the workings of a Van de Graaff generator. The ... (more)

A simulation illustrating the workings of a Van de Graaff generator. The user can change the size of the dome and observe its effect on the capacitance of the generator. The link to the original version of the simulation provides a thorough explanation of the concepts involved. As the dome charges, the charge accumulated and the electrical potential are shown. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Angel Franco Garcia
Taha Mzoughi
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