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Introductory calculus-based mechanics addressing kinematics, dynamics, momentum, and energy conservation.  Students should know basic calculus techniques including integration and derivatives.

About this course

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This course will address introductory electricity and magnetism topics (using calculus) from a standpoint of continually asking ‘how do we know’, addressing this using experimental evidence, conceptual logic, derivation, and application of equations. Students will be exposed to how these topics relate to research at Georgetown University. Teachers taking this course will be exposed to the pedagogical choices made and resources for use in their own classrooms.

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What you'll learn

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  • Key concepts of introductory electricity and magnetism in preparation for completion of the AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism exam
  • Building content understanding from an experimental evidence perspective, a conceptual logic perspective, and a derivation and equation-based perspective
  • Applying the content to video-based labs and research conducted by faculty at Georgetown University

Meet your instructors

Dedra Demaree
Adjunct Professor of Physics and Learning Design and Research Specialist at CNDLS
Georgetown University
David Brookes
Assistant Professor of Physics
Florida International University
Beth Lindsey
Assistant Professor of Physics
Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny
Alexandru Maries
Post Doctoral Teacher Scholar at Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center
University of Pittsburgh

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