Abbreviated Journal Title
Eur. J. Phys.
Education, Scientific Disciplines; Physics, Multidisciplinary
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.
European Journal of Physics
Efthimiou, C. J. and Llewellyn, R. A., "Addition laws in introductory physics" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5162.