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A Learning Cycle on Exponential Growth and the Energy Crises
The Physics Teacher
  • Dewey I. Dykstra, Jr., Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-1982
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2341015
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Abstract

For the past several years Professor A. A. Bartlett has been pointing out the conflict between exponential growth and a finite environment.1 Recently, he has not been alone, as was indicated by the attendance and participation in the Speaker's Workshop: Exponential Growth a la Bartlett held at the Summer, 1980 AAPT meeting at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

This note is prompted by two things. At the workshop, the question was asked: How can a speaker convince his audience of the mind-boggling growth which occurs? Those of us who have faced the same problem in the classroom have a hard time finding activities which help the students experience exponential change. There is a way to deal with both of these problems.

Citation Information
Dewey I. Dykstra. "A Learning Cycle on Exponential Growth and the Energy Crises" The Physics Teacher (1982)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dewey_dykstra/27/