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American Journal of Physics
written by Benjamin W. Dreyfus, Julia Svoboda Gouvea, Benjamin D. Geller, Vashti Sawtelle, Chandra Turpen, and Edward F. Redish
Energy is a complex idea that cuts across scientific disciplines. For life science students, an
approach to energy that incorporates chemical bonds and chemical reactions is better equipped to meet the needs of life sciences students than a traditional introductory physics approach that focuses primarily on mechanical energy. We present a curricular sequence, or thread, designed to build up students' understanding of chemical energy in an introductory
physics course for the life sciences. This thread is designed to connect ideas about energy from physics, biology, and chemistry. We describe the kinds of connections among energetic concepts that we intended to develop to build interdisciplinary coherence and present some examples of curriculum materials and student data that illustrate our approach.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 82, Issue 5, Pages 403-411
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Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
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- Life Sciences
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© 2014 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
DOI:
10.1119/1.4870391
NSF Numbers:
DGE-0750616
DUE-1122818
Keywords:
IPLS, IPLS course design, IPLS curriculum, Introductory Physics for Life Sciences
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Metadata instance created May 18, 2023 by Sam McKagan
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June 4, 2023 by Caroline Hall
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B. Dreyfus, J. Gouvea, B. Geller, V. Sawtelle, C. Turpen, and E. Redish, , Am. J. Phys. 82 (5), 403 (2014), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870391).
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B. Dreyfus, J. Gouvea, B. Geller, V. Sawtelle, C. Turpen, and E. Redish, Chemical energy in an introductory physics course for the life sciences, Am. J. Phys. 82 (5), 403 (2014), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870391>.
APA Format
Dreyfus, B., Gouvea, J., Geller, B., Sawtelle, V., Turpen, C., & Redish, E. (2014, April 25). Chemical energy in an introductory physics course for the life sciences. Am. J. Phys., 82(5), 403-411. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870391
Chicago Format
Dreyfus, B, J. Gouvea, B. Geller, V. Sawtelle, C. Turpen, and E. Redish. "Chemical energy in an introductory physics course for the life sciences." Am. J. Phys. 82, no. 5, (April 25, 2014): 403-411, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870391 (accessed 27 May 2024).
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Dreyfus, Benjamin, Julia Svoboda Gouvea, Benjamin Geller, Vashti Sawtelle, Chandra Turpen, and Edward F. Redish. "Chemical energy in an introductory physics course for the life sciences." Am. J. Phys. 82.5 (2014): 403-411. 27 May 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4870391>.
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