Date of Award

8-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Physics

Major Professor

Jon C. Levin

Committee Members

Marianne Breinig, Stuart B. Elston

Abstract

Tennessee ranks among the lowest states in terms of high school physics availability. This fact is compounded in rural areas by limited enrollment and a lack of accredited physics teachers. A distance-learning physics course was established between the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Morristown West High School in order to offer an introductory physics course in a school with no accredited physics teacher. Because classroom response systems have been shown to increase interactivity and discussion in physics courses, leading to better learning gains, the course was taught via live video-conferencing with the integration of a classroom response system.

Chapter-8-LectureNotes.pdf (86 kB)
Attachment 1: Monday Lecture Notes

Chapter-8-Torque.ppt (356 kB)
Attachment 2: Tuesday PowerPoint

Chapter-8-TorqueContinued.ppt (286 kB)
Attachment 3: Wednesday PowerPoint

Activity11-TorqueAndInertia.doc (21 kB)
Attachment 4: Thursday Online Activity

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Attachment 5: All Compiled Notes, PowerPoints, and Activities

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