I will be developing exercises for my own calculus-based introductory physics classes using PhET simulations over the coming months, and I will post pdf’s of these on this page. A reader will note that the exercises are written in the voice I use when I am speaking to my students in class, and what I write is somewhat context-dependent. I will be glad to provide a Word version of these exercises to anyone who requests one (so they can alter the text) by emailing me at my FSU address.
As far as I am aware, the strongest research support for the approach I am taking here was published by Noah Finkelstein and collaborators in 2005 in Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research. (Vol. 1, 010103) That paper can be downloaded here:
I am not claiming any special expertise – I am not a physics education researcher. Instead, I am a front-line college-level physics educator trying to do the best I can with the tools I have.
Motion in Two Dimensions in a Gravitational Field
Energy in a Skate Park
Hooke’s Law and Energy
The Motion of a Mass Hanging on a Spring
AC Circuits – Introduction
AC Circuits – Capacitive Reactance
AC Circuits – Inductive Reactance
AC Circuits – RLC Circuits and Resonance
Electromagnetic Waves – Introduction
Electromagnetic Waves – Refraction
Electromagnetic Waves – Diffraction