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Conference Proceedings
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Ponnambalam, Michael, J.,; Amarakoon, A.M.
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Author Affiliation
Physics; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Paper/Section Title
What Jamaican students think about physics and how we are adapting
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Redish, E. F.; Rigden, J. S.
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Proceedings Title
The changing role of physics departments in modern universities: Proceedings of the International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education
Date of Meeting
August 1996
Place of Meeting
University of Maryland, USA
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher Name
American Institute of Physics
Date of Publication
1996
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827-28
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Abstract
Social, cultural and job-market changes have reduced drastically the quality and quantity of students majoring in physics at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. In order to get an 'inside view' of the issue, a survey was done of the algebra-based, as well as calculus-based introductory physics students at UWI as to their reason for taking the introductory physics course, what they think about that course and about physics in general. The response (in%) of 191 students (116 males and 75 females) and the lessons learnt are discussed....
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