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Title

The Use of Mathematica in Tutoring Physics Students
Author

George E. Hrabovsky
Organization: University of Wisconsin at Madison
Conference

1998 Worldwide Mathematica Conference
Conference location

Chicago, IL
Description

For the last 16 years I have been tutoring students of physics to help them out of the common difficulties that such courses present. During that time I have identified several factors which contribute to poor performance on the part of the student and on the part of the courses themselves. For the past eight years I have been incorporating Mathematica into my tutoring, with a corresponding increase in both the comprehension of the students and their enjoyment of the course. This talk discusses the "worry points" for students and courses, and how a combined student-tutor-computer relationship can be used to address all of these points.
Subject

*Science > Physics
URL

http://library.wolfram.com/conferences/conference98/abstracts/use_of_mathematica_tutoring_physics_s [...]