Time for Science Education

How Teaching the History and Philosophy of Pendulum Motion can Contribute to Science Literacy

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ISBN: 978-0-306-45880-4 (Print) 978-94-011-3994-6 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii

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    Pages 1-18

    Learning about the Pendulum and Improving Science Education

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    Chapter

    Pages 19-45

    Navigation and the Longitude Problem

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    Chapter

    Pages 47-76

    Ancient and Medieval Timekeeping

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    Chapter

    Pages 77-94

    Galileo and the Pendulum Clock

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    Chapter

    Pages 95-120

    Galileo’s Analysis of Pendulum Motion

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    Chapter

    Pages 121-155

    Christiaan Huygens and the Pendulum Clock

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    Chapter

    Pages 157-180

    Perfecting Mechanical Timekeeping and Solving the Longitude Problem

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    Chapter

    Pages 181-213

    The Pendulum in Newton’s Physics

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    Chapter

    Pages 215-235

    Clocks and Culture

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    Chapter

    Pages 237-274

    Science and Philosophy

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    Chapter

    Pages 275-292

    Teaching and Learning about Time and Pendulum Motion

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    Chapter

    Pages 293-320

    Teaching and Learning about Time and Pendulum Motion

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    Chapter

    Pages 321-351

    Science Education, Teacher Education, and Culture

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 353-439