Faculty Advisor

Phillies, George D.

Abstract

The IUPP report indicated that introductory university mechanics students rate lecture and homework as the two most valuable aspects of teaching physics. Interestingly, a literature search resulted in very little research devoted to the importance of homework in teaching physics. This paper reports, in tabulated form, an analysis of the homework solutions from eight different universities. The results include the use of calculus, symbolic math, the number of problems, and the number of figures in each.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

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