Mathematics in Physics Education
Editors: Pospiech, Gesche, Michelini, Marisa, Eylon, BatSheva (Eds.)
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 Focuses on mathematics in secondary school physics
 Helps to make the interplay of physics and mathematics insightful to students
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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.
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Gesche Pospiech, TU Dresden, GermanyMarisa Michelini, University of Udine, Italy
BatSheva Eylon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
 Table of contents (16 chapters)


Framework of Mathematization in Physics from a Teaching Perspective
Pages 133

The “Math as Prerequisite” Illusion: Historical Considerations and Implications for Physics Teaching
Pages 3752

Students’ Understanding of Algebraic Concepts
Pages 5374

Mathematical Representations in Physics Lessons
Pages 75102

What Is Learned About the Roles of Mathematics in Physics While Learning Physics Concepts? A Mathematics Sensitive Look at Physics Teaching and Learning
Pages 103123

Table of contents (16 chapters)
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Bibliographic Information
 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 Mathematics in Physics Education
 Editors

 Gesche Pospiech
 Marisa Michelini
 BatSheva Eylon
 Copyright
 2019
 Publisher
 Springer International Publishing
 Copyright Holder
 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
 eBook ISBN
 9783030046279
 DOI
 10.1007/9783030046279
 Hardcover ISBN
 9783030046262
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 X, 385
 Number of Illustrations
 109 b/w illustrations
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