The Realization of “College Physics” Teaching for Non-Physics Major Students
American Journal of Physics and Applications
Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019, Pages: 43-47
Received: Feb. 14, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 30, 2019; Published: May 11, 2019
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Guiru Jia, College of Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Yuying Liu, College of Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
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Physics is an exciting, living, discipline that continually moves in new directions. College Physics is a very important course for scientists and engineers. According to the study of Physics teaching experience, authors believe that the goal of studying Physics for non-physics major students is the application of Physics. Using the thinking fashion, research method and knowledge of Physics enhances student’s science accomplishment, innovation ability, obtaining knowledge in other fields and scientific literacy. In Physics learning, students obtain the ability of raising the question, analyzing and solving the question, and therefore which has a significant influence in their major or profession in future. Do not teach non-Physics major students with the pure professional teaching mode of Physics. Physics course should be combined with the specialty of students; also the contents of physics course should be kept in a basic system. The culture in physics, such as philosophy, is very important in the study of special knowledge of physics. Physics teachers should pay attention to teaching and scientific research, and promote each other. Teacher should cultivate students' ability of thinking and expression, and train students in scientific thinking, etc.
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Guiru Jia, Yuying Liu, The Realization of “College Physics” Teaching for Non-Physics Major Students, American Journal of Physics and Applications. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 43-47. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpa.20190702.12
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