Teaching Physics, Conservation Laws First

Presentation Date: 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Location: 

Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia)

Presentation Slides: 

The Principles and Practice of Physics is a groundbreaking new calculus-based introductory physics textbook that uses a unique organization and pedagogy to allow students to develop a true conceptual understanding of physics alongside the quantitative skills needed in the course. The book organizes introductory physics around the conservation principles and provides a unified contemporary view of introductory physics. In this talk we will discuss the unique architecture of the book, the conservation-laws-first approach, and results obtained with this book.