SIX IDEAS THAT
The Six Ideas course plan is more than a textbook. The links below provide both professors and students with the additional resources necessary to make the course come alive. (*An asterisk means that the item is still under construction, so the link is not active.)
WEB-BASEd COMPUTER APPS
(Old Desktop Apps Page)
Use this app to display problem solutions from a time-delimited professor-defined list.
Automates the construction of a trajectory diagram.
Allows one to view three-dimensional electric fields created by various sources.
Allows one to view three-dimensional magnetic fields created by various sources.
Draws 2-D equipotential diagrams for various charge configurations
Illustrates the flow of electrons in a metal according as imagined by the Drude model.
Illustrates one quanton-at-a-time two slit interference.
Simulates Stern-Gerlach experiments of your own devising. (By Dan Schroeder)
Solves the Schrödinger equation for various adjustable potential energy functions.
Database of information about nuclei and whether they are stable.
Automates the creation of macropartition tables for Einstein solids.
Simulates the process of two Einstein solids coming to equilibrium due to random exchanges.
Calculates the fraction of molecules within a given range of kinetic energies.
Calculates the fraction of blackbody photons within a given range of energies.
ERRATA (3rd Edition -- all these errors and more are corrected in the 4th edition)
HYPERBOLA GRAPH PAPER (For Unit R)
IMPROVED UNIT T MATERIALS
Here is a greatly simplified version of sections T4.3–T4.4 and T5.1–T5.3 of the 3rd edition that you can download and print for your students. I think that your students will find this material much more accessible than the equivalent material in the published text. (The 4th edition includes an even better version of these materials.)
chapters Q9A and Q9B (Shortcut from Q5 to Q10)
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SPECIFICALLY FOR PROFESSORS
Professors considering adopting the text should carefully read the public instructor's manual PDF, which offers detailed guidance on how to construct a Six Ideas course. Adopting professors should then register for instructor status. When you are independently confirmed as being a bona fide professor, you will be sent a temporary login password. Use this password to log in, and then change your password to something personal and private. When you subsequently log in, you will have access to problem solutions and (eventually) various instructor-specific materials, including lesson plans and sample course materials. (You can also use the link at the top of the page to log in.)
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