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Connexions module: m12750 1
CLF Subsequent Activities ∗
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Activities to be performed after completing the Coulomb Law Forces PLTL workshop.
1 Activities After the Peer Group Meeting
Submit written responses to the following to your instructor for evaluation.
1.1 Consideration of the Solutions
For each of the problems addressed in the Peer Group Meeting, think about the following points.
1. Does the solution make sense to you? What does it mean? Are the units correct? The numerical value of the solution is of limited value in this regard. It is much more important to consider the solution stated in terms of the symbols used to represent values of the data. (This is a perfect opportunity to correct errors.)
2. How could the problems addressed be generalized or otherwise changed in an interesting way? How would the solutions change with changes in the data, if they would change at all? For example, all of the problems addressed are no more than two-dimensional. Would the solutions change in an interesting way if the problems were presented in three dimensions rather than two dimensions?
3. Provide new solutions for changes you suggest in the problems that were addressed in this Peer Group Meeting.
4. Do the problems addressed here have any importance in a larger context? For example, do they provide some basis for addressing more "real world" problems in chemistry, engineering, medicine, or biology?
1.2 Wider Considerations
1. What did you learn from participation in this exercise? What was new to you? What requirements found in performing the exercise were surprises to you?
2. Did the mathematics involved in solving the problems pose a problem for you? Did this exercise convince you that prociency in mathematics is a prerequisite for doing professional work in the eld of your choice? If not, why not?
3. How do the problems addressed in this module relate to medicine, biology, engineering, and chemistry? Can the problems addressed here be generalized to problems in elds other than physics? Do the generalizations involve more mathematics than were necessary here, or less?
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4. A careful reading of this module implies that notation, the way one chooses to write stu, is important in understanding, especially for mathematical stu. What do you think of this implication?
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