OSU Physics Clicker Questions 1st edition

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Lin Ding, Neville W. Reay, Albert H. Lee, and Tom G. Carter
Publisher: Self Published Works

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  • 1: Measurement (4)
  • 2: Motion Along a Straight Line (17)
  • 3: Vectors (5)
  • 4: Motion in 2D and 3D (15)
  • 5: Force and Motion I (31)
  • 6: Force and Motion II (14)
  • 7: Kinetic Energy and Work (15)
  • 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy (17)
  • 9: Center of Mass and Linear Momentum (23)
  • 10: Rotation (19)
  • 11: Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum (10)
  • 12: Gravitation (13)
  • 13: Oscillations (20)
  • 14: Traveling Waves (16)
  • 15: Superposition (12)
  • 16: Coulombs Law (14)
  • 17: Electric Field (13)
  • 18: Gauss' Law (17)
  • 19: Current and Conductivity (3)
  • 20: Potential (12)
  • 21: Connecting V and E (30)
  • 22: Circuits (20)
  • 23: Magnetic Field (30)
  • 24: Induction (21)
  • 25: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (7)
  • 26: Wave Optics (21)
  • 27: Ray Optics (20)
  • 28: Relativity (14)
  • 29: The End of Classical Physics (8)
  • 30: Quantization (11)
  • 31: Wave Functions and Uncertainty (9)
  • 32: Quantum Mechanics 1D (9)
  • 33: Atomic Physics (6)
  • 34: Nuclear Physics (21)


The collection of over 500 clicker questions can be used in any physics course to quickly identify students' conceptual understanding. To facilitate research-driven best practices, the questions have been organized into more than 160 interactive classroom sessions. Each session consists of several questions designed to be delivered in a specific sequence. There are enough sessions to cover an entire introductory physics course in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, and modern physics. Each question in a sequence covers the same underlying physics concept, but with different surface features, ensuring students develop deeper understanding.

Each question includes a fully worked out solution. You can use these solutions for your own instructional purposes or choose to show the solutions to your students after their assignments are due.

Using a personal response system (clickers) in class increases student interaction and participation. When you choose this textbook in WebAssign, the Resource section of your class includes PowerPoint slides for every question, including a TurningPoint version if you are using that system for your response system.

These materials are based on research from the Ohio State University Physics Education Research Group. Some of the research papers are also included in the resources for this textbook.

See Using WebAssign as a Clicker System.

References:
Ding, L. & Reay, N. (2014). Teaching undergraduate introductory physics with an innovative research-based clicker methodology. In D. Sunal, C. Sunal, E. Wright, C. Mason & D. Zollman (Eds.), Research in Science Education: Research-based Undergraduate Science Teaching (Vol. 6, pp. 305–334). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Lee, A., Ding, L., Reay, N. W., & Bao, L. (2011). Single-concept clicker question sequences. The Physics Teacher, 49(6), 385–389.

Ding, L., Reay, N. W., Lee, A., & Bao, L. (2009). Are we asking the right questions? Validating clicker question sequences by student interviews. American Journal of Physics, 77(7), 643–650.


Question Group Key
a, b, c,;;; - Indicate a sequence with the same underlying concept


Question Availability Color Key
BLACK questions are available now
GRAY questions are under development


Group Quantity Questions
Chapter 1: Measurement
1.MC 4 01 02a 02b 02c
Chapter 2: Motion Along a Straight Line
2.MC 17 01a 01b 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c 05d 06a 06b 06c
Chapter 3: Vectors
3.MC 5 01a 01b 02a 02b 02c
Chapter 4: Motion in 2D and 3D
4.MC 15 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c
Chapter 5: Force and Motion I
5.MC 31 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c 05d 06a 06b 06c 07a 07b 07c 07d 08a 08b 08c 08d 09a 09b 09c 10a 10b
Chapter 6: Force and Motion II
6.MC 14 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c
Chapter 7: Kinetic Energy and Work
7.MC 15 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 03b 03c 03d 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c
Chapter 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
8.MC 17 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c 06a 06b 06c
Chapter 9: Center of Mass and Linear Momentum
9.MC 23 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 04d 05a 05b 05c 06a 06b 06c 07a 07b 07c
Chapter 10: Rotation
10.MC 19 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 02d 02e 02f 03a 03b 03c 03d 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c
Chapter 11: Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum
11.MC 10 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 03d
Chapter 12: Gravitation
12.MC 13 01a 01b 01c 02a 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c
Chapter 13: Oscillations
13.MC 20 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 04d 05a 05b 05c 06a 06b 06c
Chapter 14: Traveling Waves
14.MC 16 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c
Chapter 15: Superposition
15.MC 12 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c
Chapter 16: Coulombs Law
16.MC 14 01a 01b 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c
Chapter 17: Electric Field
17.MC 13 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c
Chapter 18: Gauss' Law
18.MC 17 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 04d 05a 05b 05c
Chapter 19: Current and Conductivity
19.MC 3 01a 01b 01c
Chapter 20: Potential
20.MC 12 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 02c 02d 03a 03b 03c 03d
Chapter 21: Connecting V and E
21.MC 30 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 02d 03a 03b 03c 03d 04a 04b 04c 04d 05a 05b 05c 05d 06a 06b 06c 06d 06e 07a 07b 07c 08a 08b 08c
Chapter 22: Circuits
22.MC 20 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 03d 04a 04b 04c 04d 05a 05b 05c 06a 06b 06c
Chapter 23: Magnetic Field
23.MC 30 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c 05d 06a 06b 06c 07a 07b 07c 08a 08b 08c 09a 09b 10a 10b 10c
Chapter 24: Induction
24.MC 21 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 05c 06a 06b 06c 07a 07b 07c
Chapter 25: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
25.MC 7 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 02d
Chapter 26: Wave Optics
26.MC 21 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 06a 06b 06c 06d 07a 07b 07c
Chapter 27: Ray Optics
27.MC 20 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 05a 05b 06a 06b 06c 07a 07b 07c
Chapter 28: Relativity
28.MC 14 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 05a 05b 05c
Chapter 29: The End of Classical Physics
29.MC 8 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b
Chapter 30: Quantization
30.MC 11 01a 01b 01c 01d 01e 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c
Chapter 31: Wave Functions and Uncertainty
31.MC 9 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 03a 03b 03c
Chapter 32: Quantum Mechanics 1D
32.MC 9 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c 03a 03b 03c
Chapter 33: Atomic Physics
33.MC 6 01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 02c
Chapter 34: Nuclear Physics
34.MC 21 01a 01b 01c 01d 02a 02b 02c 02d 03a 03b 03c 04a 04b 04c 04d 05a 05b 05c 06a 06b 06c
Total 517