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Stuck-in-the-Past Va. Physics Texts Getting Online Jolt

The average high school physics class in Virginia traverses 2,000 years of thinking, encompassing the Archimedes principle of buoyancy and Newton's laws of motion, and stopping abruptly at about the turn of the 20th century. Educators want the course to advance to today's string theorists and ato...

By Michael Alison Chandler

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