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## CONTRIBUTIONS

#### Using math in physics - Estimation

Instructor supplement, Pedagogical essay, Student reading, Pre-class assignment, Homework, Lecture materials, In-class activity, Restricted accessAn introduction to estimation with estimation problems for homework and exams throughout the course.

Human and Animal Physiology, Biomechanics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism, Optics, Diffusion

#### Estimation - Introduction

Pedagogical essay, Instructor supplementAn introduction to estimation with estimation problems for homework and exams throughout the course.

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#### Estimation - Student Readings

Student reading, Pre-class assignment, HomeworkReadings for students that provide an introduction to estimation, both motivating it and giving methods for approaching it.

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None

#### Estimation Class slides

Lecture materials, In-class activityA set of PowerPoint slides that provide an introduction to estimation that can be used in lecture

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#### Estimation - Classroom activities

In-class activityTwo classroom activities useful for introducing estimation

Human and Animal Physiology

None

#### Measuring myself

In-class activityA short activity in which students measure various body parts (first digit of thumb, handspan, forearm length, height)

None

None

#### Group activity for estimation

In-class activityA group activity for students to help them understand what doing a serious estimation looks like.

Human and Animal Physiology

None

#### Estimation Problems with solutions

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 108 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions.

Human and Animal Physiology, Biomechanics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism, Optics

#### Estimation Problems - Everyday experiences

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 13 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on drawing on student's everyday experience.

None

Classical Mechanics, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism

#### Estimation problems - Environment and ecology

Homework, Restricted accessA set of estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on the environment and ecology.

Human and Animal Physiology, Biomechanics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism, Optics

#### Estimation problems - Cellular and molecular biology

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 13 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on applications in cellular and molecular biology

Human and Animal Physiology, Biomechanics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism

#### Estimation problems - Medicine and physiology

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 16 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on medical applications and physiology

Human and Animal Physiology, Biomechanics

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism, Optics

#### Estimation problems - By physics topic

Homework, Restricted accessA set of estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on specific topics in physics.

Human and Animal Physiology, Biomechanics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

#### Estimation Problems - Kinematics

Homework, Restricted accessTwo estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on kinematics.

None

Classical Mechanics

#### Estimation Problems - Newtonian dynamics

Homework, Restricted accessAn estimation problem appropriate for homework with sample solution that focus on Newtonian dynamics.

None

Classical Mechanics

#### Estimation Problems - Models of force

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 6 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on electric forces.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Interacting Objects, Equilibrium, Coulomb's Law

#### Estimation Problems - Coherent vs random motion

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 5 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on diffusion.

Human and Animal Physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Diffusion

#### Estimation Problems - Solids

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 3 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on properties of solids.

Human and Animal Physiology

Classical Mechanics

#### Estimation Problems - Fluids

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 10 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on properties of fluids.

Human and Animal Physiology

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics

#### Estimation Problems - Mechanical energy

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 3 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on mechanical energy and energy conservation.

None

Conservation of Energy, Springs and Oscillators

#### Estimation Problems - Chemical energy

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 3 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on chemical energy.

Human and Animal Physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Thermo & Stat Mech

#### Estimation Problems - Heat and temperature

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 3 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on heat and temperature.

Human and Animal Physiology

Temperature, Heat Transfer, Heat Capacity

#### Estimation Problems - Thermodynamics and statistical physics

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 7 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on thermodynamics.

Human and Animal Physiology

Thermo & Stat Mech, Pressure

#### Estimation Problems - Electricity

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 7 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on electric currents.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

DC Circuits, Energy Storage

#### Estimation Problems - Oscillations

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 3 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on harmonic oscillation.

None

Pendula

#### Estimation Problems - Waves

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 2 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on waves.

Human and Animal Physiology

Standing Waves, Wave Properties of Sound

#### Estimation Problems - Light

Homework, Restricted accessA set of 7 estimation problems appropriate for homework with sample solutions that focus on light.

Human and Animal Physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Optics, Standing Waves

#### Estimation Exam Problems

Instructor supplement, Restricted accessA collection of 39 estimation problems appropriate for use on midsemester exams and finals and a rubric for grading them.

Human and Animal Physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Classical Mechanics, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism

#### Using math in physics - Dimensional analysis

**Remote learning**, Instructor supplement, Student reading, Lecture materials, Clicker question, In-class activity, Homework, Restricted access, Exam problem

An introduction to dimensional analysis with readings, problems, and examples throughout the curriculum

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism

#### Dimensional analysis - Introduction

**Remote learning**, Instructor supplement

A short paper for instructors, introducing the concept of dimensional analysis, and its value to students.

None

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism

#### Dimensional analysis - Student Readings

**Remote learning**, Student reading

Reading for students providing an introduction to dimensional analysis in the open source NEXUS/Physics wiki textbook.

None

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism

#### Dimensional analysis - In-Class Slides

**Remote learning**, Lecture materials, Clicker question

Lecture slides and clicker questions for introducing dimensional analysis in class.

None

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics

#### Dimensional analysis - Classroom Activities

In-class activity, Homework, Restricted accessTwo extended groupwork activities that can help students get a handle on dimensional analysis.

Human and Animal Physiology, Medical Applications, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Hagen-Poiseuille Equation, Conductors and Insulators

#### DA of the HP equation

In-class activityAn extended groupwork activity on the HP equation that can help students get a handle on dimensional analysis.

Human and Animal Physiology, Medical Applications

Hagen-Poiseuille Equation

#### DA of the Debye length

Homework, In-class activity, Restricted accessAn extended groupwork activity on the HP equation that can help students get a handle on dimensional analysis. Includes a little calculus.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Conductors and Insulators

#### Dimensional Analysis - Problems with Solutions

**Remote learning**, Instructor supplement, Homework, Restricted access, Exam problem

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum

None

#### DA Problems - Units

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum. These problems focus on interesting topics with units.

Pressure & Fluid Diagnostics

Fluid Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism

#### DA Problems - Functional Dependence Table Problems

**Remote learning**, Homework, Exam problem, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum

Fluid Transport, Other Body Fluids

Stresses, Capillary Action, Hagen-Poiseuille Equation, Transverse Pulses and Waves, Coulomb's Law

#### Dimensional Analysis - Essay questions

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Essay questions about the use of dimensional analysis in general.

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None

#### DA Problems - General

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum

None

Classical Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism

#### DA Problems - Specific Physics Topics

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum sorted by physics topics

None

#### Kinematics

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum sorted by physics topics: one problem on kinematics

None

Classical Mechanics

#### Newtonian dynamics

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum sorted by physics topics: 2 problems in Newtonian dynamics

None

Classical Mechanics

#### Electric forces

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum: 3 problems in electric forces

None

Electricity & Magnetism

#### Solids

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum: 3 problems focusing on properties of solids

Material Flow, Musculoskeletal

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics

#### Fluids

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum sorted by physics topics: 6 problems on fluid statics and dynamics

Material Flow, Musculoskeletal

Fluid Mechanics

#### Diffusion

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum sorted by physics topics: 3 DA problems on diffusion

None

Diffusion

#### Electric current

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum sorted by physics topics: 3 problems on electric fields and currents

None

Electricity & Magnetism

#### The Harmonic Oscillator

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum: 2 problems on the simple oscillator

None

Oscillations & Waves

#### Waves

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum sorted by physics topics: 1 problem on waves

None

Oscillations & Waves

#### Light

**Remote learning**, Homework, Restricted access

Homework problems using dimensional analysis throughout the curriculum sorted by physics topics: 1 problem on light moving through a medium

Vision

Color

#### Dimensional Analysis Quiz and Exam Problems

**Remote learning**, Homework, Exam problem

A set of problems appropriate for quiz, exam, or HW asking students to evaluate possible equations on dimensions and physical plausibility.

Surface Area/volume, Material Flow, Animal Cardiovascular

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Diffusion

#### Exponentials for IPLS

Instructor supplement, Student reading, Homework, Restricted access, Pre-class assignment, In-class activity, Exam problemAn introduction to the use of the exponential and logarithm with biologically relevant examples

Cellular Dynamics, Proteins, The Cell, Cross-membrane Transport

Probability, Diffusion, Conductors and Insulators, Electric Field, Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy

#### Readings about exponentials and their biological applications

Student readingReadings about the use of the exponential and logarithm with biologically relevant examples

Cellular Dynamics, Proteins, The Cell, Cross-membrane Transport

Probability, Diffusion, Conductors and Insulators, Electric Field, Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy

#### Problems with exponentials

Homework, Restricted access, Pre-class assignmentA set of homework problems using the exponential and logarithm with biologically relevant examples.

Cellular Dynamics, Proteins, The Cell, Cross-membrane Transport

Probability, Diffusion, Conductors and Insulators, Electric Field, Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy

#### General physics problems with exponentials

Homework, Restricted access, Pre-class assignmentA set of homework problems using the exponential and logarithm with biologically relevant examples.

None

#### Biological applications of the exponential

Homework, Restricted accessAn introduction to the use of the exponential and logarithm with biologically relevant examples

Cellular Dynamics, Proteins, The Cell

Probability, Diffusion

#### Boltzmann factor problems with exponentials

Homework, Restricted accessAn introduction to the use of the exponential and logarithm with biologically relevant examples

Cellular Dynamics, Proteins, The Cell

Probability, Diffusion

#### Debye length problems with exponentials and logarithms

Homework, Restricted accessA set of homework problems using the exponential and logarithms with biologically relevant examples.

Cellular Dynamics, Proteins, Physical Mechanisms

Probability, Conductors and Insulators, Electric Field, Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy

#### Diffusion problems with exponentials

Homework, Restricted accessA set of homework problems using the exponential and logarithm with biologically relevant examples.

The Cell, Cross-membrane Transport

#### Classroom activities about using exponentials

In-class activity, Exam problemClassroom activities for the use of the exponential and logarithm with biologically relevant applications

Cellular Dynamics, Proteins, The Cell, Cross-membrane Transport

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