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IDENTIFICATION OF AND SUGGESTED PROVISIONS FOR THE TEACHING OF THE MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS IN A COURSE OF PSSC PHYSICS
 Date Issued:
 1971
 Summary:
 This thesis was prepared out of the necessity for an identification of the concepts of mathematics used in PSSC physics. First, a survey of past and current educational journals was used to establish general mathematical prerequisites for PSSC physics. Then the necessary mathematical concepts as conceived by the authors of the PSSC textbook are discussed, with no attempt to state the level of proficiency required in behavioral terms for the identified topics. A survey of the literature was made in order to suggest provisions for the teaching of these concepts. These suggestions take the form of mathematicsphysics curriculum changes such as integrated mathematicsphysics courses, fusion of science applications into the mathematics curriculum, and the institution of a mathematics course specifically designed to prepare students for the study of physics.
Title:  THE IDENTIFICATION OF AND SUGGESTED PROVISIONS FOR THE TEACHING OF THE MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS IN A COURSE OF PSSC PHYSICS. 
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Name(s): 
DOUTHAT, JAMES ROBERT, JR. Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor 

Type of Resource:  text  
Genre:  Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation  
Issuance:  monographic  
Date Issued:  1971  
Publisher:  Florida Atlantic University  
Place of Publication:  Boca Raton, Fla.  
Physical Form:  application/pdf  
Extent:  35 p.  
Language(s):  English  
Summary:  This thesis was prepared out of the necessity for an identification of the concepts of mathematics used in PSSC physics. First, a survey of past and current educational journals was used to establish general mathematical prerequisites for PSSC physics. Then the necessary mathematical concepts as conceived by the authors of the PSSC textbook are discussed, with no attempt to state the level of proficiency required in behavioral terms for the identified topics. A survey of the literature was made in order to suggest provisions for the teaching of these concepts. These suggestions take the form of mathematicsphysics curriculum changes such as integrated mathematicsphysics courses, fusion of science applications into the mathematics curriculum, and the institution of a mathematics course specifically designed to prepare students for the study of physics.  
Identifier:  13451 (digitool), FADT13451 (IID), fau:10300 (fedora)  
Collection:  FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection  
Note(s): 
Thesis (M.S.T.)Florida Atlantic University, 1971. Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 

Subject(s): 
PhysicsStudy and teaching Mathematical ability Mathematical physics 

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