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Syllabus of the course: Physics Concept Grinders I

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course Physics Concept Grinders I, offered by the Department of Physics.
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InstructorΙ. Perakis
ProgramTuesday, 09:00-11:00, Amphitheater Α
Thursday, 09:00-11:00, Amphitheater Α
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Goal of the courseThis course is elective and is addressed mainly to freshman undergraduate students, as well as to students interested in a career in physics education. Using conceptual questions, in multiple-choice format, dealing with the major misconceptions of elementary classical mechanics and using a real-time electronic voting system, this course aims at creating an interactive learning environment that fosters the students’ explaining and argumentation abilities, which are positively linked with critical thinking complex skills, and helps identify and clear up the main Physics misconceptions of high school students.
SyllabusThe main concepts and misconceptions of classical mechanics: Kinematics, Newton’s laws and dynamics, friction, energy, momentum collisions, rotational and translational motion of rigid bodies, fluid mechanics, and waves and oscillations.
Bibliography“Conceptual Physics”, P. G. Hewitt, (Crete University Press, 2004).

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