Title

Addition laws in introductory physics

Authors

Authors

C. J. Efthimiou;R. A. Llewellyn

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Eur. J. Phys.

Keywords

Education, Scientific Disciplines; Physics, Multidisciplinary

Abstract

We propose a unified approach to addition of some physical quantities (among which resistors and capacitors are the most well known) that are usually encountered in introductory physics such that the formulae required to solve problems are always simply additive. This approach has the advantage of being consistent with the intuition of students. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach, we propose and solve several problems. We hope that this paper can serve as a resource paper for problems on the subject.

Journal Title

European Journal of Physics

Volume

26

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

441

Last Page

456

WOS Identifier

WOS:000229562900010

ISSN

0143-0807

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