PHY 6501 (Physics I):  Forces, Energy, and Motion

Course Description: This course uses hands-on, inquiry experiences to offer participants an opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the following concepts and principles:  position, distance, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration (motion: kinematics), forces, Newton’s laws of motion and their application to one- and two-dimensional motion (motion: dynamics), work, mechanical energy (kinetic and potential), momentum, and energy conservation. Aspires to immerse teachers in the process of inquiry, build teachers’ awareness of their role as facilitators in a student-centered environment, and help them effectively address their own and their students’ common pre- and misconceptions specific to the curriculum materials.

Dates:                   July 8  July 19, 2013, Monday - Friday each week
Time:                     8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Instructors:           Christos Zahopoulos, Michael Maloney, Larry McGrail
Online Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Physics_I