A study of physics textbooks from the 1860s up to the present reveals shortcomings of our contemporary approach to teaching the concept of energy. In response, this paper offers a coordinated set of conceptual definitions of force, work, and energy, which can provide a somewhat more accessible grounding on which to develop the subject pedagogically.
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PAPERS| July 01 2019
Understanding energy as a subtle concept: A model for teaching and learning energy
Eugene Hecht; Understanding energy as a subtle concept: A model for teaching and learning energy. Am. J. Phys. 1 July 2019; 87 (7): 495–503. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5109863
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