Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite

Edward F. Redish

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Explaining pulses

A student in our class is confused about the motion of pulses on a long taut spring and has scored zeros on many of the homework problems. Pick two ideas that you think are critical for understanding this topic. State them clearly and describe how you would help your fellow student make sense of these ideas. Note: This is an essay question. Your answer will be judged not solely on its correctness, but for its depth, coherence, and clarity.

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