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written by David E. Pritchard, John Belcher, and Andrew Pawl
This collection of mechanics problems provide real-world examples of applications of physics. Each problem contains a description of an event or experiment with data. Students are asked questions to explore and explain the situation. Each of the problems in the collection are described by their topic, concept, and difficulty.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- General
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
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context rich problem, context-rich
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Metadata instance created April 21, 2009 by Andrew Pawl
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August 23, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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April 21, 2009
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D. Pritchard, J. Belcher, and A. Pawl, (2009), WWW Document, (
D. Pritchard, J. Belcher, and A. Pawl, RELATE real-world problem index (2009), <>.
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Pritchard, D., Belcher, J., & Pawl, A. (2009, April 21). RELATE real-world problem index. Retrieved March 30, 2023, from
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Pritchard, D, J. Belcher, and A. Pawl. RELATE real-world problem index. April 21, 2009. (accessed 30 March 2023).
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Pritchard, David E., John Belcher, and Andrew Pawl. RELATE real-world problem index. 2009. 21 Apr. 2009. 30 Mar. 2023 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "David E. Pritchard and John Belcher and Andrew Pawl", Title = {RELATE real-world problem index}, Volume = {2023}, Number = {30 March 2023}, Month = {April 21, 2009}, Year = {2009} }
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Is Based On Context Rich Problems

A link to the Context Rich Problem web site developed by University of Minnesota.  Included is an on-line archive of context-rich problems, how to create and use such problems in the classroom, and related research on student outcomes.

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