Humanising Math and Physics

On Computer Science

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The first is Faraday’s law of induction, the second is Ampère’s law as amended by Maxwell to include the displacement current ∂D/∂t, the third and fourth are Gauss’ laws for the electric and magnetic fields. The displacement current term ∂D/∂t in Amp`ere’s law is essential in predicting the existence of propagating electromagnetic waves.[..]

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The effects

Okay.

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Hi!

• Computer Engineer
• Programming
• Electronics
• Math <3 <3
• Physics
• Lego
• Meetups
• Animals
• Coffee
• GIFs

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Disclaimers

My personal opinion here

There are people with different experiences

This subject is wide, so I'd like to hear

Why are you talking about Math/Physics?

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Calculus I

Calculus II

Calculus III

Differential Equations I

Analytics Geometry

Startistics

Physics I

Physics II

Physics III

Physics IV

Calculus IV

Differential Equations II

Discrete Mathematics

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Ahhhh

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"Solve this equation"

• Why?
• Where am I going to use this?
• How this was invented?

Some professors did not contextualize Math and Physics

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Sometimes, this lack of context confuse us

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Or demotivate us.

"I hate Calculus"

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This feedback was *FOR ME*.

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Techniques to humanize

Math and Physics

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Technique 1:

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But not this:

"In XVI Century, the mathematician created the following structure: [..]"

Provide a date is not 'History'

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Tell the story of the Scientist

They were also humans!

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We can find in Math and Physics history:

• Family drama
• Tragical deaths
• Amazing random facts

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Example 1: Kepler

• Catholic Church chases
• He wrote a fictional book, Somnium, about an expedition to the moon
• He came from a really poor family and did amazing things especially because one of his friends, Tycho, gave him financial aids

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Benefits of teaching Kepler History

• Could be a bridge for teaching Renaissance history
• Teach about Inquisition chases for those who did not agree with their laws (by that time, you should believe that the Earth was the center of the Universe)
• Show literature examples about Science Fiction!

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Example 2: Euler

(This question is tricky and controversial because he did too many things)

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Example 2: Euler

• Show a human example of doing math even blind
• Act in many areas of math/physics and other subj
• Mental calculations techniques

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Benefits of teaching Euler History

• Motivate the students: 'hey, he was blind when he did this! Move on, don't give up!'
• Stop bullying

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We have several examples

Some could become movies

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Technique 2

Make more movies about science history

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There should be a movie about Évariste Galois

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Galois movie

• French History
• Math
• Rebelions
• Young math genius ignored
• Political opposition, chases, threats
• Absolutism
• Math genius is also member of revolution
• Seduced by young woman
• Killed in a duel by the age of 20 years old
• Political Conspiracy

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Galois movie

• Group theory!

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It's important to show we have humans behind

People with feelings

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This movie technique seems to have worked for Alan Turing

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Final part

Applying these tips to Computer Science

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Technique 3

Connect Math and Physics with the main area of study

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Example 1

Teach numerical methods with algorithms or data structures

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Don't forget to tell the story behind the numerical method!

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Don't forget to tell the story behind the algorithm!

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Example 2

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So students will learn to collect and analyse data from the users

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Keep in mind: we have humans, like you and me, making science :)

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Maybe their stories stimulate our students

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In software development, we have been trying to unify the areas

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We also need a better unification between Math, Physics and Technology on industry!

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Don't waste time blaming students and professors.

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My small contribution

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Thank you :)

Questions?

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