(A guide to teaching introductory physics, from high schoo...)
A guide to teaching introductory physics, from high school to calculus-based college courses, this instructional tool presents systematic observations based upon research into how physics students come to learn and understand physical concepts, models and lines of reasoning. Includes many examples of test questions and homework problems.
(This book is an invaluable resource for physics teachers....)
This book is an invaluable resource for physics teachers. It contains an updated version of the author's A Guide to Introductory Physics Teaching (1990), Homework and Test Questions (1994), and a previously unpublished monograph "Introduction to Classical Conservation Laws".
Arons was educated at the Stevens Institute of Technology, becoming Master of Engineering in 1937, as well as Master of Science in 1940. He also obtained Doctor of Philosophy degree at Harvard University three years later.
Arnold Arons was awarded by the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering in 1982, by the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Arnold Arons had a long affiliation with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. At the beginning of his career, Arons worked as a research group leader there, for 3 years from 1943. From that same time, 1946, he held a position of a non-resident research scientist at that organization, he stayed there until 1968. He served as a research group leader under Robert Cole, leading the group that made shock wave measurements on the first atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in 1946.
From 1946 till 1952 he was an associate professor of physics at the Stevens Institute of Technology. At once, in 1952, Arons moved to the Amherst College, working as a professor of physics for a long 16 years. For 15 years, beginning with 1968, Arons held the same position, as at the previous working place at the University of Washington. In 1983 he became a professor emeritus there. He served as a Member of the Corporation from 1963 to 1987 and as an Honorary Member of the Corporation since 1987. Arons also was a Trustee from 1964 to 1968, 1975 to 1979 and 1980 to 1988. He was elected an Honorary Trustee in 1988. As a Trustee of WHOI, he was instrumental in establishing the joint MIT-WHOI graduate program in oceanography in 1968.
In addition, Arons served as a consultant to Naval Weapons Laboratory and Waterways Experiment Station.
Arnold Arons also served on numerous committees, including the Trustees' Education Committee, Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Ad hoc Committee for Joint Education Programs and most recently the Trustees' Ad hoc Education Committee in 1990. He was also a long-time Associate and often attended Institution events.
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“My early work was research on shock waves and underwater explosion phenomena, followed by research in physical oceanography (underwater sound propagation and ocean circulation). I have written numerous research papers in these areas. The work was begun under needs arising during World War II and was continued into subsequent years."
“As time went by, I became increasingly interested in aspects of teaching and learning physics and in the preparation of kindergarten-through-twelfth-grade schoolteachers for teaching science. On moving to the University of Washington in 1968, I initiated activity and research in these areas and published numerous papers related to insights gained from this work. The guides for physics teachers published by Wiley summarize the results of years of effort. An active group under the leadership of Professor Lillian C. McDermott has continued and extended this work since my retirement.”
Arons married Jean Rendall on August 17, 1942. The marriage produced 4 children - Marion Arons Grillon, Janet Arons Haskell, Kenneth and Paul. He is also survived by his five grandchildren.