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Mathematics in Physics Education

Editors: Pospiech, Gesche, Michelini, Marisa, Eylon, Bat-Sheva (Eds.)

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  • Is the first comprehensive work on mathematics in physics education
  • Discusses a topic of growing relevance in physics education research
  • Focuses on mathematics in secondary school physics
  • Helps to make the interplay of physics and mathematics insightful to students
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About this book

This book is about mathematics in physics education, the difficulties students have in learning physics, and the way in which mathematization can help to improve physics teaching and learning. The book brings together different teaching and learning perspectives, and addresses both fundamental considerations and practical aspects. Divided into four parts, the book starts out with theoretical viewpoints that enlighten the interplay of physics and mathematics also including historical developments. The second part delves into the learners’ perspective. It addresses aspects of the learning by secondary school students as well as by students just entering university, or teacher students. Topics discussed range from problem solving over the role of graphs to integrated mathematics and physics learning. The third part includes a broad range of subjects from teachers’ views and knowledge, the analysis of classroom discourse and an evaluated teaching proposal. The last part describes approaches that take up mathematization in a broader interpretation, and includes the presentation of a model for physics teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) specific to the role of mathematics in physics.

About the authors

Gesche Pospiech, TU Dresden, GermanyMarisa Michelini, University of Udine, Italy
Bat-Sheva Eylon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Framework of Mathematization in Physics from a Teaching Perspective

    Pages 1-33

    Pospiech, Gesche

  • The “Math as Prerequisite” Illusion: Historical Considerations and Implications for Physics Teaching

    Pages 37-52

    Karam, Ricardo (et al.)

  • Students’ Understanding of Algebraic Concepts

    Pages 53-74

    Heck, André (et al.)

  • Mathematical Representations in Physics Lessons

    Pages 75-102

    Geyer, Marie-Annette (et al.)

  • What Is Learned About the Roles of Mathematics in Physics While Learning Physics Concepts? A Mathematics Sensitive Look at Physics Teaching and Learning

    Pages 103-123

    Krey, Olaf

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04627-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04626-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics in Physics Education
Editors
  • Gesche Pospiech
  • Marisa Michelini
  • Bat-Sheva Eylon
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04627-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04627-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04626-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 385
Number of Illustrations
109 b/w illustrations
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