Daily Archives: February 14, 2011

Students’ Misconceptions in Elementary Electricity

Today I handed back the graded mid-term tests in my first-year electricity and magnetism course, and the results were OK. The 2-hour test consisted of five problems and then a final 7-part question that probed for conceptual understanding. In the … Continue reading

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Zen Valentine

My good friend Manolo Santiago lived in Toronto in 1996 when he wrote this poem. Zen Valentine Before Valentine’s Day: Ride subway, walk briskly, look grim. On Valentine’s Day: Ride subway, walk briskly, carry flowers, look grim. After Valentine’s Day: … Continue reading

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