Monthly Archives: June 2012

Markdown with Mathjax

This summer I’ve been working with others in the Global Physics Department to develop an online Physics Problem Database. We’re at version 0.1 right now (very alpha, so watch out) but it’s been a lot of fun learning about how … Continue reading

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smart pens for research

I have three students working with me this summer doing collaborative research (that’s the hot phrase for that here at Hamline U.). I like using these research opportunities to teach students the value of a lab notebook, since I don’t … Continue reading

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Slinky drop analysis

Over the last year there’s been a lot of posting and questioning about what happens to the bottom of a slinky when you drop the top. Here’s a good video from my friend Derek showing people’s expectations, along with some … Continue reading

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student lab screencasts

At the beginning of this past semester of teaching Physical Optics, I used this blog to help me think about some ideas of how to incorporate labs into my standards-based grading schemeĀ (here’s part 2). Now that the semester is over, … Continue reading

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