Significant Parts of Final Announcement 

First European Conference
Physics Teaching in Engineering Education

4 - 6 June 1997

Engineering College of Copenhagen (IKT)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Organizing Committee

Associate Professor Erik Oehlenschlaeger (Denmark)

Dr. Eleonora Adlerova (Slovak Republic)
Professor Noel Van Deynse (Belgium)
Professor Hans Fuchs (Schwitzerland)
Professor Günther Kurz (Germany)
Professor Peter Melville (Great Britain)
Dr. Pavel Pesat (Czech Republic)
Professor Ireneusz Strzalkowski (Poland)



W1 Holography in engineering education

by Joao Lemos Pinto, Associate Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal

W2 Problem solving in the teaching of physics

by Dr Jaroslava Mazurova, University of Transport and Communication, Slovakia


W3 Physics education supported by Maple

by Professor Dr Stanislav Barton, CSc., Czech Republic


W4 Using sonic ranger equipment in lab projects

by Erik Oehlenschlaeger, Engineering College of Copenhagen, Denmark

W5 System Dynamics Modelling in Physics Instruction

by Werner Maurer and Hans U. Fuchs, Department of Physics, Technikum Winterthur, Switzerland.


W6 A Demonstration CUPLE Physics Studio Experience

by Jack M Wilson, Professor of Physics and Dean, Undergraduate and Continuing Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180


W7 Telecommunication for Physics Education

by RNDr. Stanislav ZELENDA, Charles University, Czech Republic

W8 Introduction to Authorware

by Professor Hubert Christian, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

W9 Several aspects of integration of IT and Informatics in the Physics Curriculum

by B. Bruidegom and Dr A.L. Ellermeijer, University of Amsterdam Netherland, and Dr.Pavel Pesat, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic

W10 Internet and Computer in the Physics Classroom

by Doc. Vesela Eva and Doc. Kveton Karel


Wednesday 4 June 1997

09.00 Opening Ceremony
09.15 "What do engineers need from physics?"
Invited talk by EU Parliament Member, MSc in Engineering, Chr F Rovsing
10.15 "Engineering Education for the Physicist"
Invited talk by Professor John Young
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Opening of poster session
12.30 Lunch
14.00 -17.00 Workshops, poster session and exhibition
18.00 Welcome party

Thursday 5 June 1997

09.00 "New ways of teaching physics"
Invited talk by Professor Jack Wilson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
09.50 Parallel sessions
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Parallel sessions
12.30 Lunch
14.00 -17.00 Workshops, poster session and exhibition
17.00 SEFI Working Group on Physics meeting. All participants are welcomed.
18.00 Dinner

Friday 6 June 1997

09.00 "The importance of physics in engineering education"
Invited talk by Professor Roger Van Overstraeten, IMEC
09.50 Parallel sessions
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Parallel sessions
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Parallel sessions
16.30 Closing ceremony

List of content

Session A: Teaching strategies and learning processes

A1 Stimulating creativity in the teaching of physics by Jaroslava Mazurova
A2 Teaching physics to engineering undergraduates: a unified approach by Ana Noronha
A3 Physics teaching in engineering education: marrying technology and tradition by David Wheeler and Chapkit Charnsamorn
A4 Evaluating the effectiveness of teaching-learning process by Celemín, M. et al.
A5 The use of open ended problems (cases) and multiple choice tests in university introductory physics mainly for engineering education by Erik G. Soegaard
A6 Students conceptual understanding of physical concepts in engineering courses: cognitive and didactic aspects by Michael May
A7 " Just in time " conceptual laboratory teaching by H. Janssen
A8 Student's physical image of nature after studying the subject of "Mechanics" by J. Dillinger et al.
A9 Some experiences of new form of tests and oral/written examination in physics by Marie Urbanová
A10 Motivation strategy introducing charged conductors and capacitors properties by C. Torregrosa et al.
A11 Teaching electricity by taking into account students' conceptions by Jouni Viiri
A12 Teaching Bernoulli´s Theorem in practice by Celemín, M. et al.

Session B: Curricula

B1 Precision engineering is physics and is changing by Carp-Kappen
B2 Teaching physics at Technical University of Budapest by T. Keszthelyi et al.
B3 Physics courses in two levels of engineering study at the Slovak University of Technology by Miroslava Ozvoldova et al.
B4 Curricula design in applied physics: acoustical technical engineering by V.Espinosa et al.
B5 Physics in the Spanish Agrarian Engineering Curriculum A particular case by Celemín, M.
B6 Integrated teaching of physics for first engineering course by L. M García-Raffi et al.

Session C: General Topics

C1 EUPEN opens a forum on physics education by Ferdinande Hendrik
C2 The BSc Studies in Applied Physics at Warsaw University of Technology by Ireneusz Strzalkowski et al.
C3 Physics education in engineering in a commerce oriented, science illiterate backdrop by E.Aidiroglu
C4 Notes on the role of physics in engineering education by Josef Jelen
C5 Physical engineering education supported by IT by Ladislav Drska et al.
C6 Problems in curriculum of physics at the tu by Dr. Jitka Bruestlova

Session D: Computer-aided teaching and learning

D1 CATS (Computer Aided Tutoring System) in physics by N. Van Deynse
D2 An author system for developing problem sets in first-year physics by L. Seidel at al.
D3 The using of computers in effective teaching of technical physics by Bozena Buresova et al.
D4 Teaching of physics supported by famulus by Nada Uhdeova
D5 Problem solving and laboratory exercises in physics using the program "Mathematica" by C. Torregrosa et al.
D6 Interactive lecture demonstrations using MBL-equipment by Jonte Bernhard

Session E: Special topics

E1 Playing/learning mechanics with Interactive Physics by Eric Bovet
E2 Complex IT approach to the teaching of modern physics by Ladislav Drska et al.
E3 Ray tracing calculations using Mathcad for a single convex or concave lens with spherical surfaces by Dr. J. Vanderhaeghen
E4 Use of Scanning Electron Microscopy in first-year student-projects by Jřrgen Houe Pedersen
E5 Teaching metrology in modern physical measurements: the Global Positioning System case by M.Caporaloni
E6 Course in chaos and complexity by Rosa Maria Benito

Session F: Laboratory and project

F1 Laboratory classes: How to make them more attractive by Antonin Kopal et al.
F2 Investigative work in the student-lab and the role of the assistant by drs. Jaap B. Buning
F3 A laboratory study of basic aspects of mechanical vibrations by J.A. Martínez et al.
F4 Experimentally based physics instruction using hands on experiments and computers by Jonte Bernhard
F5 Computer based teaching in physics laboratory by Jukka Valjakka et al.
F6 Computers in experiment course by Miroslav Dolozílek et al.

Session G: Modeling and simulation

G1 Random walks - a highly visual method for the calculation and simulation of transport phenomena by Stefan Stankowski
G2 The missing link: Introductory continuum physics for engineering students by Hans U. Fuchs
G3 Physical modeling with bond graphs by Onno Dijkstra
G4 Computer based simulation software for the study of the conductivity of extrinsic semiconductors and their transition to metallic conductivity (Mott transition) by J.M.Paniagua et al.
G5 The role of the computer algebra in physics education - Teaching by example by Stanislav Bartoň

Session H: Advanced lab´s

H1 Advanced research techniques in undergraduate teaching laboratories by K. Meykens
H2 Student's teaching in advanced solid state spectroscopy laboratory by L.Bryja et al.
H3 Pockel effect, students laboratory set by Ryszard Poprawski et al.
H4 Student laboratory exercise demonstrates the fundamentals of optical imaging and pattern recognition by H.G.Walther
H5 Stefan-Boltzmann law, students laboratory set by Ryszard Poprawski et al.
H6 Creative laboratory experiment for basic physics course using computer data collection and evaluation exemplified on the Intelligent School Experimental System (ISES) by F.Schauer et al.

Poster session

The video book of physical problems for education by A. Fishman
Stress analysis by polarized light by Dr. J. Vanderhaeghen
Computer assisted practical sessions on normal vibrations in undergraduate physics teaching by R. Serneels et al.
Interface in physics laboratory by Kari Vierinen
The computer as a student's tool in the physics laboratory by Pavel Dobis
Physics teaching at the National Technical University of Athens by M. Dris et al.
Experience of the use of the computer in physics by R.M. Benito
A WWW course on computer algebra for physicists and engineers by Ladislav Drska et al.
IT-Based physics packages to support interest in the study of engineering by Ladislav Drska et al.
Physical instrumentation in chemical engineering education by J. A. Valles-Abarca
Computer programme for drawing of thermodynamic diagrams of pure substances by A.Ramiro et al.
Pockel effect, students laboratory set by Ryszard Poprawski et al.
Stefan-Boltzmann law, students laboratory set by Ryszard Poprawski et al.
" Just in time " conceptual laboratory teaching by H. Janssen
Advanced research techniques in undergraduate teaching laboratories by K. Meykens
Student's teaching in advanced solid state spectroscopy laboratory by L.Bryja et al.
The new educational technology of preliminary studies for laboratory lessons in physics by Yurij Oryshchyn et al.
Spring pendulum vibrations and electron charge by Yurij Oryschin
The more objective assessment of the written exams by Vladimir Roubik
Optics in Technical University of Wroslaw by Ireneusz Wilk