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An Overview of Teaching Physics for Undergraduates in Engineering Environments

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Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL 33965, USA
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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
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US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA 22203, USA
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Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(4), 278; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9040278
Received: 19 October 2019 / Revised: 16 November 2019 / Accepted: 18 November 2019 / Published: 22 November 2019
This paper is an overview of approaches to teaching physics courses delivered to students of engineering disciplines. It addresses, first, the history of teaching physics to engineering students starting in the early 20th century, then reviews the main issues presented and discussed over the last decade in a series of conferences on Physics Teaching in Engineering Education (PTEE). Finally, this paper discusses more contemporary views on the subject, including the latest technologies and new methodologies. It is not a critical review of teaching physics to engineering students, but rather a summary of various views and approaches over the span of the entire century. The common denominator of the study is the relevance to the competency-based approach: how the papers focus on teaching engineers the principles of physics in a manner that contributes to success in their professional careers. View Full-Text
Keywords: physics teaching; engineering education; project- and problem-based learning physics teaching; engineering education; project- and problem-based learning
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Zalewski, J.; Novak, G.; Carlson, R.E. An Overview of Teaching Physics for Undergraduates in Engineering Environments. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 278.

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