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Pages: 5598-5602
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.0341

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

LEARNING PHYSICS WITH WOLFRAM ALPHA

I. Escobar1, B. Cebrian1, E. Arribas Garde1, T. Franco2, C. Suarez3, S. Vidales Felix3, A. Najera1, A. Belendez4

1University of Castilla-La Mancha (SPAIN)
2IPN (MEXICO)
3Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (MEXICO)
4University of Alicante (SPAIN)
We believe we are at the beginning of a new Big Bang. This great explosion places us at the dawn of a new era in learning Physics, and we would like to participate in this fascinating process. Mobile devices are exponentially growing amongst our students, so we are convinced that they must be used to promote active learning.

In this work, we will focus on several apps from Wolfram Research Company: Wolfram Alpha, Wolfram Alpha Viewer, Physics I and Physics II. All of them have many possibilities to achieve an autonomous and active learning. These apps allow users to select different options from a specific menu, enter values of the required parameters and the app calculates by itself the magnitude involved in the process. In addition, these apps also allow us to study the major laws of Physics, to look for the different units of the International System of Units or even to manage the most common physical constants.

We are convinced that there is a necessity of developing more applications for smartphones that will empower a meaningful learning of Physics using apps for the operating systems iOS, Android, Windows Phone and those that arise in the future. This opportunity, which is provided to us by the new technologies, cannot be unexploited. We must strongly engage into this topic to achieve a meaningful learning.
@InProceedings{ESCOBAR2016LEA,
author = {Escobar, I. and Cebrian, B. and Arribas Garde, E. and Franco, T. and Suarez, C. and Vidales Felix, S. and Najera, A. and Belendez, A.},
title = {LEARNING PHYSICS WITH WOLFRAM ALPHA},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.0341},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2016.0341},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {5598-5602}}
TY - CONF
AU - I. Escobar AU - B. Cebrian AU - E. Arribas Garde AU - T. Franco AU - C. Suarez AU - S. Vidales Felix AU - A. Najera AU - A. Belendez
TI - LEARNING PHYSICS WITH WOLFRAM ALPHA
SN - 978-84-608-5617-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.0341
PY - 2016
Y1 - 7-9 March, 2016
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2016 Proceedings
SP - 5598
EP - 5602
ER -
I. Escobar, B. Cebrian, E. Arribas Garde, T. Franco, C. Suarez, S. Vidales Felix, A. Najera, A. Belendez (2016) LEARNING PHYSICS WITH WOLFRAM ALPHA, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 5598-5602.
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