Rhett Allain is creating Educational Material in Computational Physics
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There are two things I enjoy teaching: programming and physics.  Both could be considered to be difficult to learn.  What would happen if you teach them at the same time?  Would it be more difficult than learning them individually?  I think it would be easier.

As a physics educator, I find that including programming into the curriculum helps students understand the physics concepts.  As for programming, it's easier to learn to program when you are trying to accomplish some particular task.  

My goal is to create an online curriculum for students (and also normal humans) learn both programming and physics.  I've already done some of this before.  I've been teaching physics in the classroom for 20 years.  I've also written multiple physics books.  On the programming side, I've been including this in my instruction for about 10 years.  Now it's time to merge these together in a fun and interesting way.

What will the curriculum cover?  What will it be like?
  • At first it will just cover the first semester of introductory physics courses.  This will be at the upper high-school or freshman college level.
  • Code snipets will be embedded into the curriculum webpages.  Students will not have to install any software.
  • The curriculum will also include some embedded videos - both for instruction and for demonstrations.
It's going to be great.
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The first goal will be to create all the necessary parts to produce interesting physics and programming content available online for free.
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There are two things I enjoy teaching: programming and physics.  Both could be considered to be difficult to learn.  What would happen if you teach them at the same time?  Would it be more difficult than learning them individually?  I think it would be easier.

As a physics educator, I find that including programming into the curriculum helps students understand the physics concepts.  As for programming, it's easier to learn to program when you are trying to accomplish some particular task.  

My goal is to create an online curriculum for students (and also normal humans) learn both programming and physics.  I've already done some of this before.  I've been teaching physics in the classroom for 20 years.  I've also written multiple physics books.  On the programming side, I've been including this in my instruction for about 10 years.  Now it's time to merge these together in a fun and interesting way.

What will the curriculum cover?  What will it be like?
  • At first it will just cover the first semester of introductory physics courses.  This will be at the upper high-school or freshman college level.
  • Code snipets will be embedded into the curriculum webpages.  Students will not have to install any software.
  • The curriculum will also include some embedded videos - both for instruction and for demonstrations.
It's going to be great.

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Thank you for your contribution! You are helping produce interesting and useful physics content that will be freely accessible to everyone.  At this contribution level, I will double my efforts.