An intuitive introduction to the evolution of physical systems

Amabile, A. and Annunziata, A. and Balzano, E. and Piccialli, P. (2023) An intuitive introduction to the evolution of physical systems. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (6). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1826-9885

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We outline a unified introduction to the general problem of dynamics intended for a high-school students audience. The attempt consists in circumventing the lack of mathematical knowledge with the use of 1) geometric diagrams, 2) a discretized version of the equations of motion and 3) a simplified form of computation and analysis of their solutions. The aim is to allow students to approach theoretical features as well as computational aspects of the evolution equations through the use of spreadsheets, a work environment students are usually familiar with and an ideal tool for an intuitive approach to recursive algorithms. The proposal was presented to an audience composed of students of University courses of Physics teaching and to high-school Science teachers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2024 13:47
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 13:47

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