Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

16 January to 15 April, 2017

Coordinator: **Shweta Naik and Shubhangi Bhide**

For Research Scholars.

15Wed

Coordinator: **Prof. Anwesh Mazumdar**

By - Prof. Tevian Dray & Prof. Corinne Manogue,
We will share some active engagement curricular materials that use geometric reasoning to bridge the gap between vector calculus as taught in mathematics courses and electromagnetism as taught in physics courses. This workshop will include materials appropriate for both disciplines.

15Wed

Coordinator: **Prof. Anwesh Mazumdar**

Speaker: Prof. Tevian Dray,
Students often have trouble "bridging the gap" between the different presentations of vector calculus in mathematics and physics courses, even though they tend to cover the same topics. In education research at Oregon State University, we have discovered radical differences in the ways in which mathematicians and physicists think about these ideas. I will describe our efforts to bridge this gap through the use of geometric reasoning.