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Physics insight into “The Canterbury Tales” Chronotope
Petrozavodsk State University.
University of Reading.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. (UMSER)
Petrozavodsk State University.
2015 (English)In: Physics Education, ISSN 0031-9120, E-ISSN 1361-6552, Vol. 50, no 4, 462-467 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many students regard physics as an isolated, sophisticated and perhaps a boring branch of science. Meanwhile, physics is embedded in most events and issues of society, culture and everyday life. To find and include such relevant contexts is one of the challenges for every physics teacher. Here we present our findings, which concern the classic The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Some important questions are still open and disputed, such as the dates of events in the story. In particular, physics can provide a method for an approximate estimation of the dates and places of the events in the tales. This paper provides some of the details.

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2015. Vol. 50, no 4, 462-467 p.
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physics education, culture, history, astronomical estimations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119214DOI: 10.1088/0031-9120/50/4/462OAI: diva2:919391
Available from: 2016-04-13 Created: 2016-04-13 Last updated: 2016-06-01Bibliographically approved

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