## Humanizing Math

## and Physics

On Computer Science

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## Good Afternoon!

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

If you have ideas, comments, etc, please contact me @hannelita

This subject is wide, so I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

There are people with different experiences.

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# Why are you talking about Math/Physics?

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# @josephwilk mentioned music + math teaching

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# @listrophy gave us a very didactic class earlier today

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## Short story about my undergrad. course

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 contextualise 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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# Techniques to humanise

## Math and Physics

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# Tell the story behind the equation

# 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 persecution
- 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

## What comes to your mind when you read "Kepler"?

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## Benefits of teaching Kepler History

- Could be a bridge for teaching Renaissance history
- Teach about Inquisition persecution 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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## Other scientists to tell the story

- Euler
- Galois
- Descartes
- Newton
- D'Alambert
- Tesla
- Faraday
- Abel

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# It's important to show we have humans behind numbers and equations

## People with feelings

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# Make more movies about science

# Technique 2:

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# This movie technique seems to have worked for Alan Turing

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## 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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## Teach numerical methods with algorithms or data structures

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# Teach statistics during UI/UX classes!

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# Technique 4

## Connect Math with other areas of study, such as Music

Example: learn category theory or group theory through music theory :)

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# Technique 5

### '@listrophy principle' - small steps

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# Extracting benefits from applied science

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Given that you understand the principles,

you can create good and practical

solutions

Problem: How do you distribute

water?

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# Bringing science to the next level

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Statistics

Electronics

NoSQL

Control Systems

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# You can do these amazing connections

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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

### http://medium.com/@hannelita

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## Thank you :)

Questions?

hannelita@gmail.com

@hannelita

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## Final mentioned references:

- Prof. Brian Cox
- Martin Gardener - Calculus made easy
- Robert P. Crease - the great equations

#### Euruko 2015 - Humanising Math and Physics

By Hanneli Tavante (hannelita)

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