Language of Physics, Language of Math: Disciplinary Culture and Dynamic Epistemology

  title={Language of Physics, Language of Math: Disciplinary Culture and Dynamic Epistemology},
  author={Edward F. Redish and Eric Weilin Kuo},
  journal={Science \& Education},
  • E. Redish, E. Kuo
  • Published 22 September 2014
  • Education, Physics
  • Science & Education
Mathematics is a critical part of much scientific research. Physics in particular weaves math extensively into its instruction beginning in high school. Despite much research on the learning of both physics and math, the problem of how to effectively include math in physics in a way that reaches most students remains unsolved. In this paper, we suggest that a fundamental issue has received insufficient exploration: the fact that in science, we don’t just use math, we make meaning with it in a… 

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