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American Journal of Physics
written by Kevin W. Moore, John Paul Giannini, and Wolfgang Losert
This paper discusses development of a set of laboratories and hands-on activities to accompany a new two-semester interdisciplinary physics course that has been developed and piloted in two small test classes at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in 2012–2013. We have designed the laboratories to be taken accompanying a reformed course in the student's second year, with calculus, biology, and chemistry as prerequisites. These prerequisites permit the laboratories to include significant content on physics relevant to cellular scales, from chemical interactions to random motion and charge screening in fluids. We also introduce students to research-grade equipment and modern physics analysis tools in contexts relevant to biology while maintaining the pedagogically valuable open-ended laboratory structure of reformed laboratories. Preliminary student response results from these two classes are discussed.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 82, Issue 5, Pages 387-393
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© 2014 American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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10.1119/1.4870388
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DUE-1122818
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IPLS, IPLS lab, IPLS lab research, IPLS research, Introductory Physics for Life Sciences, NEXUS, NEXUS Physics, interdisciplinary laboratory, interdisciplinary labs, lab curriculum
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K. Moore, J. Giannini, and W. Losert, , Am. J. Phys. 82 (5), 387 (2014), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870388).
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K. Moore, J. Giannini, and W. Losert, Toward better physics labs for future biologists, Am. J. Phys. 82 (5), 387 (2014), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870388>.
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Moore, K., Giannini, J., & Losert, W. (2014, April 25). Toward better physics labs for future biologists. Am. J. Phys., 82(5), 387-393. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870388
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Moore, K, J. Giannini, and W. Losert. "Toward better physics labs for future biologists." Am. J. Phys. 82, no. 5, (April 25, 2014): 387-393, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870388 (accessed 29 February 2024).
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Moore, Kevin W., John Paul Giannini, and Wolfgang Losert. "Toward better physics labs for future biologists." Am. J. Phys. 82.5 (2014): 387-393. 29 Feb. 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870388>.
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