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Electric Circuit Experiments Using Physical Computing and Education Programming Language
New Phys.: Sae Mulli
Published online February 23, 2018;  
© 2018 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Jaebong Lee*
Received February 6, 2018; Revised February 22, 2018; Accepted February 23, 2018.
Abstract
Following the transition to a software (SW) oriented society, SW education for elementary, middle, and high school students is receiving much attention as a tool to cultivate future talents and improve students' computer literacy. The results of previous studies have shown that the use of physical computing and educational programming language (EPL) can have a great educational effect, but there have not been many attempts to apply it in the context of physics education. we propose a physics experiment using physical computing and EPL which can be used in a physics class. In particular, electrical phenomena can not be directly observed with eyes, or touched. Therefore, if students are able to experience such phenomena by using physical computing and EPL, it will help them to learn and understand related concepts better. In this paper, we present the transient phenomenon of the RLC circuit and the current-voltage characteristic of the diode, including the LED, based on physical computing and EPL.


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