October 22, 2022
VT Northern Virginia Center
US/Eastern timezone
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Using math in physics: What’s the problem?

Oct 22, 2022, 11:00 AM
Room 214 (VT Northern Virginia Center)

Room 214

VT Northern Virginia Center

7054 Haycock Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043


Prof. Edward F. "Joe" Redish (University of Maryland College Park)


I often find the students in my intro physics classes have trouble with the math even though they’ve done well in all the pre-req math classes. It turns out using math in science isn’t the same as in a math class. I analyze what’s going on and make suggestions for helping them to deal with the differences.

This seminar will be interactive. If you have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop with the Chrome or Firefox browser (Safari doesn’t work - sorry) you can log into https://app.tophat.com/e/132795 (choose to log in as guest) and you’ll be able to contribute answers to my questions.

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