PARAMETRIZATION AS AN ASSISTENT IN PHYSICAL PROBLEM SOLVING

Petr Emanovský, Dalibor Gonda

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The article deals with physical problems solving and derivation of general physical formulas using parameterization. There is shown in particular examples how the physical problems can be generalized by introducing suitable parameters which then allows to effectively solve the entire series of tasks. The authors also draw attention to the possibilities of didactic use of this procedure within mathematics and physics education, especially the usefulness of discussion on the problem solution according to the parameters values. Last but not least, the parameterization of the physical problems contributes to better learners´ understanding of relationships between physical quantities.

 

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mathematics and physics education, parameterization, problem solving, physical formula

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