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[ba-unrev-talk] [ba-talk-unrev] Powerful Concept Maps: HyperPhysics & HyperMath

"HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics 
which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate 
smooth navigation. For the most part, it is laid out in small segments 
or "cards", true to its original development in HyperCard. The entire 
environment is interconnected with thousands of links, reminiscent of a 
neural network. The bottom bar of each card contains links to major 
concept maps for divisions of physics, plus a "go back" feature to allow 
you to retrace the path of an exploration. The side bar contains a link 
to the extensive Index, which itself is composed of active links. That 
sidebar also contains links to relevant concept maps. The rationale for 
such concept maps is to provide a visual survey of conceptually 
connected material, and it is hoped that they will provide some answers 
to the question "where do I go from here?". Whether you need further 
explanation of concepts which underly the current card content, or are 
seeking applications which go beyond it, the concept map may help you 
find the desired information."    (01)

< http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html >    (02)

"HyperMath is a growing collection of examples of applied mathematics 
with links to their applications to problems in physics and astronomy. 
It is not systematic or complete in any sense, but is a collection of 
foundation mathematics principles and applications which were collected 
as the need was encountered in developing the HyperPhysics 
<http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hph.html> material."    (03)

< http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html >    (04)

Doing It by the Numbers: Javascript Calculations in Web-Based 
Instructional Material
Carl Rod Nave, AAPT Summer Meeting, Guelph, Ontario, Aug 2, 2000    (05)

"The building of the web-based physics exploration environment which I 
call HyperPhysics was undertaken originally to provide a continuing 
resource for the science teachers which I have taught at Georgia State 
University. It has had a much wider impact than that, with over two 
million hits for the year 2000 through July. From the beginning, part of 
the strategy of that exploration environment was to lead users finally 
to a quantitative application of the concepts; a place where they could 
plug in the numbers and explore the results."    (06)

< http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html >    (07)

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