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Synchronized Slide-Tapes In The Physics Laboratory : A Thesis ..., Loren Quan Jan 1981

Synchronized Slide-Tapes In The Physics Laboratory : A Thesis ..., Loren Quan

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Media play a large part in most of our daily lives. We watch television; we go to the movies; we listen to the radio. For years educators have been adapting media-related technological advancements for the purpose of teaching in the classroom. Here at the Physics Department of the University of the Pacific, we have adapted the medium of synchronized slide-tapes for use in the laboratory component of our calculus-based introductory physics course.


Experimental And Observational Geometry, Albert D. Field Jan 1928

Experimental And Observational Geometry, Albert D. Field

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Geometry has the distinction of being one of the oldest subjects given in the high-school.

Its subject-matter was formulated and organized by the Greeks into a fine system of thought before the time of Christ. Since leaving the hands of the Greeks, geometry has received only a few minor changes, and these largely in recent years.

Heretofore, the study of geometry has been made almost entirely dependent upon memory and reasoning. Geometricians have been slow in adopting the laboratory and observational methods.

This thesis has been written to encourage the student in his work of observing geometrical forms, and in ...