Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 08:25:26 -0400

Author: "John L. Hubisz"

Subject: Re: Quantum Mechanics for Middle School

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When I got my letter of acceptance to high school, there was a list of 100
books that I presumed were meant to be read. 1, 2, 3, ... Infinity was on
the list and I loved it. I still recommend it to my students, 50 years
later. Genius not necessary. Complex numbers were introduced neatly!

John

At 10:01 PM 9/2/2003 +1000, Peter Fletcher wrote:

>Tony
>
>1-2-3 Infinity is a different type of book that George Gamow wrote. It
>deals with numbers; space time and Einstein; microcosmos; and macrocosmos.
>It is an enjoyable read as all of Gamow's books are.
>
>The style of writing is similar to Mr Tompkins (but Mr Tompkins is not a
>character in the book) and 1-2-3 would be suitable for a genius 12+ year
>old
>budding physicist/mathematician or a 40+ year old with time on their
>hands.
>
>Peter
>
>__________________________________________________________________________
>Peter Fletcher _--_|\ E-Mail: Fletcher@physics.usyd.edu.au
>School of Physics, A28 / \ Telephone: +61 2 9351 5982
>University of Sydney \_.--._/ Facsimile: +61 2 9351 7726
>New South Wales 2006 v
>Australia
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>
>On Tue, 26 Aug 2003, Tony Papirio wrote:
>
> > Peter,
> > Is 1-2-3- Infinity! Gamow part of that series?
> >
> > --
> >
> > Tony Papirio
> > Lab Director Physics Teaching Labs
> > Dept. of Physics (fax) 413-545-1691
> > 218 Hasbrouck Physics Lab (voice)413-545-1296
> > University of Massachusetts Email: papirio@physics.umass.edu
> > Amherst, MA, 01003-3720
> > http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~tpapirio
> >
> > http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~tpapirio/LAB_HOME.HTML
> >
> >

John L. Hubisz, Physics Department, Box 8202, North Carolina State
University, Raleigh NC 27695-8202; hubisz@unity.ncsu.edu, (919)515-2515,
(919)515-7331 FAX

http://www.science-house.org/middleschool/
http://www.physics.ncsu.edu/ncsaapt/

HOME: 1604 South Salem Street, Apex NC 27502-7251, hubisz@mindspring.com,
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When I got my letter of acceptance to high school, there was a list of
100 books that I presumed were meant to be read.  1, 2, 3, ...
Infinity
was on the list and I loved it.  I still recommend it
to my students, 50 years later.  Genius not necessary.  Complex
numbers were introduced neatly!


John


At 10:01 PM 9/2/2003 +1000, Peter Fletcher wrote:


Tony


1-2-3 Infinity is a different type of book that George Gamow wrote. 
It

deals with numbers; space time and Einstein; microcosmos; and
macrocosmos.

It is an enjoyable read as all of Gamow's books are.


The style of writing is similar to Mr Tompkins (but Mr Tompkins is not
a

character in the book) and 1-2-3 would be suitable for a genius 12+
year

old

budding physicist/mathematician or a 40+ year old with time on
their

hands.


Peter


__________________________________________________________________________

Peter
Fletcher           
_--_|\    E-Mail:  Fletcher@physics.usyd.edu.au

School of Physics, A28   /     
\   Telephone:  +61 2 9351 5982

University of Sydney     \_.--._/  
Facsimile:   +61 2 9351 7726

New South Wales 
2006          v

Australia

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On Tue, 26 Aug 2003, Tony Papirio wrote:


> Peter,

>     Is  1-2-3- Infinity!   Gamow
part of that series?

>

> --

>

> Tony Papirio

> Lab
Director                    
Physics Teaching Labs

> Dept. of
Physics            
(fax)  413-545-1691

> 218 Hasbrouck Physics
Lab         
(voice)413-545-1296

> University of
Massachusetts        Email:
papirio@physics.umass.edu

> Amherst, MA, 01003-3720

>
http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~tpapirio

>

>
http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~tpapirio/LAB_HOME.HTML

>

>


John L. Hubisz, Physics Department, Box 8202, North Carolina State
University, Raleigh  NC  27695-8202; hubisz@unity.ncsu.edu,
(919)515-2515, (919)515-7331 FAX


http://www.science-house.org/middleschool/

http://www.physics.ncsu.edu/ncsaapt/


HOME: 1604 South Salem Street, Apex  NC  27502-7251,
hubisz@mindspring.com, (919)362-5782 (Voice & FAX)

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Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 10:42:41 -0400
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Richard,
We have three sets on the self in the printer room. I don't know if
I can give them away but I will ask around to see if they would be
available. I taught AP physics using HRW for nearly 12 years if you
would like my set of material ( in computer files) that I used I can
send those to you. Contact me off list if you want to talk about it
some more.
Clark Snelgrove
Research Associate-Physics Education
Virginia Tech Physics
540-231-5272
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Any of you have a good system for keeping track of these LabPros or CBLs
and calculators? We just started using them in our introductory (both
algebra based and calc based) labs and pieces are flying away. We have
used them in our physics for non scientists for 2+ years without
incident by collecting drivers licenses from students. This worked well
for a few reasons, one of which is that there is only one pair of TAs
for that class and so they feel more directly responsible for the whole
set of items. Those TAs have the entire set of CBL-2s and TI89s and all
of the probes under their care for the semester with a locked closet to
keep them in.
Now with our larger acquisition of LabPros and TI83+s and lots more
probes, they have been locked up in the electronic technician's office
and the TAs (about 16 TAs) are to check out just what is needed for each
lab. the LabPros are kept in their packing boxes with all of the cables
(including ones we don't yet use for the computers) and disassembled
from the calculators. So far this has been a disaster. The technicians
have not checked boxes as they come back, people have been leaving them
in the Physics office after hours, pieces are already missing when the
TAs check them out in the morning for use in their labs.


Any suggestions from some more experienced users?

Pati

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Patricia Sievert
Physics Outreach Coordinator
219 Faraday Hall
Physics Department
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
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