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Using Computer Software in the Teaching of Mechanics


IJMEST Volume 31, Number 4, ISSN 0020-739X


Discusses reasons for and ways of using computer software to teach mechanics. Describes using software to explore mechanics, challenge misconceptions, make links between mathematical representations and motion, and solve non-standard problems. Stresses the need for structured approaches to the use of software. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/ASK)


Graham, T. & Rowlands, S. (2000). Using Computer Software in the Teaching of Mechanics. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 31(4), 479. Retrieved February 18, 2020 from .

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