"과학문화교육"

2006-06-25 (Vol 3, No 6)

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과학교육학 학위논문 요약과 종합해설

Research and Teaching: How they Complement Each Other in Physics

I have always felt very strongly that teaching and research complement each other very strongly in all fields of science. However, since I know physics the best, I hope you excuse me if I use arguments and examples mostly from that science. Physics is, after all, the most fundamental science: chemistry applies physics to atoms and molecules; biology is the physics and chemistry of life; geology applies physics to planet Earth. Mathematics is the language used in all the sciences but especially in physics.

I could go way back to Aristotle, who was certainly a gifted physicist as well as a famous teacher. But I think it better to limit my remarks to more modern times, beginning, perhaps, with Michael Faraday.[photo of Faraday] Faraday contributed much to modern physics and chemistry with his scholarly research. Some historians of science refer to him as the greatest experimentalist in the history of science. It was largely due to his efforts that electricity became viable for use in technology. The SI unit of capacitance, the farad, is named after him, as is the Faraday constant, the charge on a mole of electrons (96,485 coulombs). Faraday’s law of induction states that a magnetic field changing in time creates a proportional electromotive force.

But he was also a conscientious teacher. He not only taught his own students but he paid a lot of attention to outreach and distance learning. At the Royal Institution, where he was Fullerian Professor of Chemistry, he originated the Christmas lectures for young people, which are still a cherished tradition in London. Leading scientists were asked to give lectures for the public, young and old alike.

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Thomas D. Rossing, Stanford University

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