Title

The Development of the Concept of Work: A Case Where History can Inform Pedagogy

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1997

Journal

Science and Education

Volume Number

6

Issue Number

5

Page Numbers

511-527

ISSN

0926-7220

Embargo Period

5-1-1998

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

An historical analysis of the work concept with particular emphasis given to the contributions of John Smoaton and Daniel Bernouilli is provided with a view to enlightening or resolving current difficulties experienced in the teaching and learning of the concept of work and its relationship to kinetic and potential energies. An approach which emphasises the work done by both applied and resisting forces and which gives some technological significance to the (force x distance) definition of work is recommended. © 1997 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008642713225

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