PHYSICS CURRICULUM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Katalin Martinás and Bálint TremmelEötvös Loránd University
|INDECS 12(2), 176-186, 2014
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Received: 11 March 2014
In this paper we argue that, in Kuhn's term, phenomenological thermodynamics and
Newtonian physics are incommensurable, while phenomenological thermodynamics, naive physics and Aristotelian physics are
commensurable paradigms. Teaching based on phenomenological thermodynamics eliminates the incommensurability problem.
Also, a physics curriculum based on phenomenological thermodynamics is outlined, in which Newtonian equations are introduced only at a later stage, as a well-working model of the world.
physics teaching, paradigms, Aristotle, phenomenological thermodynamics, exergy
JEL: I23, I25
PACS: 01.40.Di, 01.40.gf