The "Tarzan Swing" for learning physics

Charles A. Gaston, Karl P. Trout

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The various aspects of the project Tarzan Swing for learning physics are discussed. The mechanism of the project is to develop interesting, team-based, hands-on educational modules that can be incorporated into the existing courses. The goal of the project is to improve technology education, and the focus is on associate degree programs in engineering technology, with many of the modules applying as well to four-year engineering and technology programs. Preliminary testing of the Tarzan Swing with classes of physics students supports the original philosophies and expectations, and the approach of intense calculation followed by a quick and dramatic physical test seems to be very effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3435-3445
Number of pages11
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Event1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jun 23 1996Jun 26 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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