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Physics Education

Publications (See also Cognitive Studies of Science Learning)

In Journals

  • Pathare, S. R., Lahane, R. D., Sawant S. S. and Patil, C. C.  (2010). Power loss from hot tungsten filament, Physics Education (India)27 (2), 111.
  • Patkar, S. and Jain, S.  (2010). A non-Hermitian circular billiard. Physics Letters A, 374 (34) 3396-3399.
  • Pradhan, H. C. and Khaparde, R. B.  (2010). Fourier analysis using an open camp filter. Physics Education (India), 27 (3). 
  • Ravi H., and Khaparde, R. B.  (2010) Understanding DC motors through experimentsResonance, 15 (6), 561-572.
  • Bandyopadhyay, A. and Kumar, A. (2010).  Probing students’ understanding of some conceptual themes in general relativity. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research , 6 (2), 020104-1 to 020104-14.

  • Bandyopadhyay, A. and Kumar, A. (2010). Probing students' ideas of the principle of equivalence. European Journal of Physics, 32 (1), 139-159.

  • Bandyopadhyay, A. and Kumar, A. (2010). Students' notions regarding 'covariance' of a physical theory. European Journal of Physics, 31 (6), 1391 – 1413.

  • Bandyopadhyay A. (2009). Students' ideas of the meaning of the relativity principle, European Journal of Physics, 30, 1239-1256.
  • Khaparde R. B. and Pradhan H. C. (2010).  An experiment on equipotential curves, Physics Education (India), 27(1), 27-38.
  • Pathare S. R., Lahane R. D., Upadhyay M. K. (2009). Coefficient of linear thermal expansion, Physics Education (India), 26 (2), pp.135.
  • Pathare, S. R., Lahane, R. D., Sawant S. S. and Patil, C. C. (2010). Power loss from hot tungsten filament, Physics Education (India)27 (2), 111.
  • Pradhan, H. C. and Khaparde, R. B. (2010). Fourier analysis using an open camp filter, Physics Education (India), 27 (3).
  • Pradhan, H. C. and Mody A. K. (2009).  Supplementary programme for capacity building of physics undergraduate students, Physics Education (India), 26 (2), p.93.
  • Pradhan, H. C. and Mody A. K. (2009).  Constructivism applied to physics teaching for capacity building of undergraduate students, University News47(21), May 25-31, p.4 .
  • Pradhan, H. C. and Mody A.K. (2009). Physics teaching and learning through problems, IAPT bulletin, p.323 December. 
  • Pradhan, H. C. (2009). Exploring the relationship between mathematical and social sciences, Bharatiya Samajik Chintan, A quarterly Journal of Indian Academy of Social Sciences, VII (4), p.250.
  • Khaparde R. B. and Pradhan H. C. (2009). An Experiment on the Formation of Rainbows, Physics Education (India), 26(1), 65-76.
  • Subramaniam, K. & Padalkar, S. (2009). Visualisation and reasoning in explaining the phases of the moonInternational Journal of Science Education, Vol 31(3), Special Issue on "Visual and Spatial Modes in Science Learning". pp. 395-417.
  • Khaparde R. B. and Pradhan H. C. (2008). Electromagnetic Damping of a Rotating Disc, Physics Education (India),  25(3), 193–204.
  • Padalkar, S. and Ramadas, J. (2008) Modeling the round earth through diagrams. Astronomy Education Review, 6 (2), 54-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2007018 
  • Pathare, S. R., Desai, D. A., Mishra, A. K., and Dighe, C. S. (2008). Study of Junction Diode Parameters of IRLED, Physics Education (India), p.119.
  • Pradhan, H. C., Panse, S. V., and Rajwade M.R. (2008). Probing Students’ Knowledge Organization, Physics Education (India), 25, 219.
  • Khaparde R. B. and Puthiyadan, S. (2007). Efficiency of a Light Emitting Diode, Physics Education (India), 23(4), 291–298.
  • Khaparde R. B., Puthiyadan S. and Pradhan H. C. (2007). Reflection of Polarized Light, Physics Education (India), 24(4), 289–299.
  • Pathare S.R., Chopade S.C. and Jindal P.  (2007). Magnetic Black Box, Prayas, 2 (6).
  • Pathare S.R., Shaker A.M., Mishra A.K. and Dighe C.S. (2007). Coupled Torsion Pendulum, Physics Education (India), 24 (3).
  • Kumar A. (2006). Newton's Contributions to Physics. Resonance. December. 
  • Pathare S. R., Chopade S. C. (2005). Variable Frequency Acoustic Band Stop Filter, Lab Experiments, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 33 – 39.
  • Pathare, S. R. and  Pradhan, H. C. (2005). Students alternative conceptions in Pressure, Heat and Temperature, Physics Education, (India), pp. 213.
  • Singh, V. A., Khaparde R., and Pathare, S. (2005). The Mechanical Black Box: A Challenge from the 35th International Physics Olympiad,Resonance, Vol.- 10, No. 4, pp. 75 – 82.
  • Barve S., Kumar A. (2003). Work-energy theorem in non-inertial frames: Physics Education (India), 19, 133.
  • Khaparde R. B.,  Pradhan H. C. (2002). Procedural Understanding: A Neglected Aspect of Physics Laboratory Training, Physics Education (India), 19 (2), 147–154.
  • Kumar, A. and Barve, S. (2002). Work-Energy Theorem in Non-Inertial Frames, Physics Education (India).
  • Khaparde R. B.,  Pradhan H. C. (2001). Physics Laboratory Training: Historical Overview, Physics Education (India),18 (3+4), 229–234.
  • Mohapatra, J. K. and Pradhan, H. C. (2001). Towards a Taxonomy of Expected Functional Abilities of a Postgraduate Teacher in Physics, Journal of Indian Education.
  • Bhattacharjee D., Khaparde R. B. and Pradhan H. C. (1999). An Experiment-cum- Demonstration with a Magnetic Circuit, Physics Education, (India), 16 (3), 251–262.
  • Khaparde R. B., Meera B. N. and Pradhan H. C. (1997). Study of Stationary Longitudinal Oscillations on a Soft Spring, Physics Education (India), 14 (1), 13–19.
  • Khaparde R. B.Meera B. N. and Pradhan H. C. (1997). An Inexpensive Technique of Interfacing Photogates with Digital Stop-clocks and Its Applications, Physics Education (India). 14 (2), 131–138
  • Kumar A. (1987). "Homi Bhabha Study Circle": An experiment in tertiary physics education, Physics Education, (India), 4. 
  • Ramadas J. (1982) Use of Ray Diagrams in Optics, School Science, XX, 10-17.

 

In Books

  • Kumar, A. (2010). Einstein and Light Quanta in Remembering Einstein, (Ed.) B. V. Sreekantan Oxford University Press, pp. 22-34.

  • Singh V., Pathak P., and Pandey P. (2010).  “Monitoring the Teaching Learning Process via an Entropy Based Index”, Econophysics and Economics of Games, Social Choices and Quantitative Techniques, 139-146, Springer Verlag.
  • Singh, V. A. & Kumar, A. (2010). Science Olympiads, Science in India: Achievements and Aspirations, 75 years of Academy (Indian National Science Academy). Eds. H. Y. Mohan Ram and P. N. Tandon.
  • Kumar, A. & Nigavekar, A. S. (1994). Physics Education, Chapter 2, In S. S. Jha (Ed.), Physics in India: A Status Report, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, pp 13-35.  
  • Ramadas, J. & Shayer M. (1993). Schematic Representations in Optics, In P. Black and A. Lucas (Eds.), Children's Informal Ideas: Towards Construction of Working Theories, Routledge, London.
  • Ramadas, J. (1990).  Motion in children's Drawings, In I. Harel (Ed.), Constructionist Learning: A 5th Anniversary Collection of Papers, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
  

Ph. D. Theses 

Books


  • Natarajan, C. & Kumar, A. (2014). Atom and development (V. D. Lale, Marathi Trans.). Mumbai: HBCSE
  • Sule, A. (2014). A problem book in astronomy and astrophysics. Romania: Cygnus Publishing House
  • V. A. Singh and Praveen Pathak (2013). Indian National Physics Olympiad Theory  Problems and Solutions (2006-2009), HBCSE Publications, Mumbai – 88 (2008) , (Fifth Edition, January).
  • Vijay Singh (2012). Brochure: National Olympiad Programme in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science, Mumbai: HBCSE.
  • Vijay A. Singh and Praveen Pathak (2013). Indian National Physics Olympiad Theory Problems And Solutions (2006-2009), HBCSE Publications, Mumbai – 88 (2008), (Fifth Edition, January)
  • Sule A., Ghaisas A. and Vahia M. (2012). Question papers of Indian National  Astronomy Olympiad (1999 – 2008), Manovikas Prakashan.
  • Aniket Sule, Anand Ghaisas, M. N. Vahia (2013). (compiled) Question Papers of Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (1999 – 2008) Manovikas Prakashan.
  • Khaparde R. B. and Pradhan H. C. (2009)  Penram International Publishing (India) Pvt. Ltd. Training in Experimental Physics Through Demonstrations and Problems,
  • Singh V. A. and Pathak P. (2009). Indian National Physics Olympiad - Theory Problems and Solutions (2006 – 2009). Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.
  • Singh V. A. and Pathare S. R. (2008). Indian National Physics Olympiad - Theory Problems (1998 - 2005). Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.   
  • Kumar A., and Natarajan, C. (2003). Atoms and Development, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.   
  • Kumar A. and Barve C. (2002), How and Why in Basic Mechanics, Universities Press, India.
  • Khaparde R. B. and Pradhan H. C. (2001). Manual of a Course on Innovative Experimental Problems and Demonstrations in Physics, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.
  • Kumar A. (1996) Chaos, Fractals and Self-organization, National Book Trust, New Delhi.    
  • Kumar A. and Barve S. A, (1993). How and Why In Physics,  Vol. 1: Kinematics,Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.
  • Kumar A. and Barve S. A, (1993). How and Why In Physics,  Vol. 2: Dynamics, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.
  • Kumar A. and Barve S. A, (1993). How and Why In Physics,  Vol. 3: Systems of Particles, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.
  • Pradhan H.C., Dixit, N. D. and Patel, S. B. (1976) A Text Book of Physics, Orient Longman Ltd., Bombay. (a text book approved b the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education for Std XII (Science).

 

Special Issues  

  • Kumar,  A.,  Guest Editor (2011), Physics News: Bulletin of Indian Physics Association, No. 4, Vol. 41, October 2011.
 

In Proceedings 

  • Khaparde, R. B. (2014). It is never too late to introduce procedural understanding: A case of Physics laboratory course for undergraduate students. In L. Dvořák & V. Koudelková (Eds.), Proceedings of ICPE- EPEC 2013: The International Conference on Physics Education (pp. 736-741). Prague: Matfyzpress.
  • Pathare, S. R., Huli S., Ladage S., & Pradhan H. C. (2014). Students’ understanding of first law of thermodynamics. Conference booklet of GIREP-MPTL International Conference, July 7-12, 2014 (pp 330-331). University of Palermo, Italy.
  • Khaparde, R. B. (2014). It is never too late to introduce procedural understanding: A case of physics laboratory course for undergraduate students, ICPE-EPEC 2013 Proceedings, pp. 736-741.
  • Khaparde, R. B. (2013). A comprehensive assessment strategy for physics laboratory courses. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Physics Education (WCPE) –  2012 (pp.123-128). Istanbul, Turkey, ISBN 978-605-364-658-7, Pegem Akademi.
  • Khaparde, R. B. (2013). A Novel Approach to Encourage Students’ Independent Thinking. In Physics Laboratory, Proceedings of the World Conference on Physics Education (WCPE) – 2012 (pp.1003-1009). Istanbul, Turkey, ISBN 978-605-364-658-7, Pegem Akademi.
  • Mashood, K. K., & Singh, V. A. (2013). Evaluation of the inventory on rotational kinematics. Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research (FFPER)  Conference, 17–21
  • Mashood K. K. and Singh, V. (2013).  Development of a concept inventory in rotational kinematics: Initial phases and some methodological concerns. In Nagarjuna, Arvind & E Sam (Eds.) Proceedings of epiSTEME 5 -- International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, India: Cinnamonteal.
  • Mashood K. K. and Singh, V. (2012). An Inventory on Angular Velocity of a Particle, In F. Tasar (Ed.), Book of Abstracts, World Conference on Physics Education, (WCPE), July 1-6, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Padalkar, S. & Ramadas, J. (2011). Using diagrams as an effective pedagogic tool in elementary astronomy. In Chunawala, S. and Kharatmal, M. (Eds.) Proceedings of epiSTEME-4 Conference, Mumbai, India, Jan 5-9, 2011, pp. 159-164.
  • Pathare, S. & Pradhan, H. C. (2011). Students' Understanding of Thermal Equilibrium. In S. Chunawala & M. Kharatmal (Eds.) Proceedings of epiSTEME 4 -- International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, p. 144-149. India: Macmillan.
  • Khaparde, R. B. (2010) Need for Initiatives to Promote Procedural Understanding in Physics among School Teachers, AIP Conference Proceedings of the ICPE 2009, 1263, pp. 51-54.
  • Padalkar, S. and Ramadas, J. (2009). An Indigenous Approach to Elementary Astronomy - How Cognitive Research can Help, K. Subramaniam and A. Mazumdar (Eds.) Proceedings of Conference epiSTEME-3, Mumbai, India, 5-9 Jan 2009, pp. 69-75.
  • Pathare S. R., Lahane R. D., (2009) Understanding thermal equilibrium through hands on activities, Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Hands on Science - 2009 at Ahmedabad, Pg.343.
  • Singh, V.  Pathak P. (2007) The role of friction in rolling bodies: testing students' conceptions, evaluating educational systems and testing the test, Proceedings of the International conference to Review Research in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (Episteme 2) conference, Feb. 12-15, HBCSE, Mumbai.

 

Technical Reports

  • Khaparde, R. (2007) Physics Laboratory Course (PL 101) Manual, (Prepared for NISER, Bhubaneswar / UM-DAE-CBS, Mumbai).
  • Kumar, A. (1999). Physics Education in India, IUPAP Status Report on Physics in India.
  • Ramadas, J. (1989) Children Talk About Motion, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Bombay.
  • Ramadas, J. & Driver, R. (1989). Aspects of Secondary Students' Ideas about Light, Centre for Studies in Science and Maths Education, University of Leeds.

 

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