Six Ideas That

Shaped Physics

THIRD EDITION

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INSTRUCTOR'S PAGE SOFTWARE UPDATED  (8/18/2016)

I have just posted a major update to the instructor's page software. The changes mostly affect the list-building page, which now correctly handles multiple selections in the list and which has many new features. For example, one can now change the time windows or delete multiple entries at once (even non-contiguous selections). One can also reorder lists arbitrarily, and ProbViewer should respect your ordering. Please note that one must now define (or redefine) what is in the Password text field for it to become the password. (I'm sorry that the interface is highly mouse-based at the moment: I'm working on adding keyboard support for at least some functions.)

 

INSTRUCTOR'S PAGES NOW ONLINE  (8/8/2016)

The web-based system that instructors can use to register as an instructor and (once they have completed the process and have defined their own instructor-access password) view problem solutions and define lists of problem solutions that students can view online (using the new web-based ProbViewer software) is now active and appears to be working. Please note that the registration process requires human review of the instructor's credentials before instructor access is granted, and so may take a day or two. A more detailed description of how one can create lists of solutions that students can view online is accessible once you have registered. Please report any bugs that you encounter in this very complicated software!

 

SIX IDEAS AT THE SUMMER AAPT MEETING!  (7/2/2016)

On Monday, July 18, we will be holding two workshops, one at 10:00 am and one at 3:00 pm. Each session will include information about

  • Features of the new edition
  • Best practices for teaching with the books
  • Tools available from my website
  • The SmartBook version of the new edition and integration with McGraw-Hill's Connect technology

These 90-minute sessions will be held in the Carr Room on the 2nd floor of the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, across the street from the Convention Center. We are scheduling two identical sessions to ensure that we have room and also to make it easier for people to find a session that fits their schedule. Feel free to come for even part of a session if you can't come to all. I will also be holding "office hours" between 12:00 noon and 2:30 pm in the same room. There will be copies of the books available to look at (and maybe take away) at the workshops and at the office hours. Come join us! For more information and/or to RSVP, contact Jaime Neuhaus.

 

PROBLEM SOLUTIONS ARE NOW COMPLETE  (7/1/2016)

We have just completed the problem solutions for the new edition after months of work. The technology for delivering this content and for registering instructors should be complete and working by early August at the latest. Sorry for the delays.

 

THE THIRD EDITION IS IN PRINT!  (2/15/2016)

All volumes of the new third edition of Six Ideas That Shaped Physics are now in print. This new edition provides increased flexibility and includes many pedagogical improvements and new problems. For more information, see What's New in the Third Edition.

 

AAPT Talk About Climate Change in Six Ideas (1/11/2016)

 

AAPT Talk About "Serving Dessert First" (1/06/2015)

 

 

 

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