Physics in Higher Education
T. 10, N 3, 2004
The contents


3 Introduction
A.D. Sukhanov
5 About VIII-th International Conference "Modern Physics Practice"
O.N. Krokhin
6 Modern Approach to Physical Modeling in the Course of the Theoretical Physics for Pedagogical University
S.V. Borisenok
19 On the Place and Role of Thermodynamics in Modern Course of Physics
O.N. Golubeva, Yu. G Rudoy, A.D. Sukhanov
33 The Potential Discovered by F.A. Neuman
E.F. Kondratiev, N.V. Ustinov
45 The Educational Environment as Means of Improving a Physics Learning Efficiency in High School
A.I. Nazarov, S.D. Khanin
61 Thermal Radiation Properties Studying in Medical Institutes
A.V. Korjuev, E.V. Shevchenko, A.N. Malov
68 The Laboratory Work on the Definition of the Wave Length and the Generator UHF by Means of Lecher Wires
V.V. Larionov, G.V. Garanin
73 The Peculiarities of Electronic Courses by the Distant Learning of the Engineer Specialities
S.P. Medvedev, R.M. Pecherskaya
85 The Novel Goal for the Computer Based Practices and Simulations
V.A. Starodubtsev
94 The Enhancement of Professional Training in Teaching Physics in Pedagogical Universities
N.I. Anisimova
103 Lessons of Physics Students Methodological Culture Development Possibilities
S.V. Bublikov, S.P. Molevanik
112 The Competency Approach in the Informational Space of the System of Continuous Physics Education
M.P. Golubovskaya, A.I. Khodanovich
122 Improvement in the Quality of Physics Education is the Main Objective of Contemporary School
N.V. Shiyan
135 Abstracts

Modern Approach to Physical Modeling in the Course of the Theoretical Physics for Pedagogical University
S.V. Borisenok
A. I. Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
191186 St. Petersburg, the Moika River Emb. 48, e-mail: sebori@mail.ru

Modeling process is the methodic foundation for any course of theoretical physics. Here we present so-called semiotic approach to the modeling process in the course of theoretical physics for pedagogical university. In the case of theoretical physics this approach means application of the "family" of special languages to formalize a physical model. These languages are: the "natural" verbal languages (Russian, English) in their professional form, mathematics, and the internal languages of computer modeling. We discuss how to construct an appropriate "meta-language" of modeling for the purposes of the education at pedagogical university.

On the Place and Role of Thermodynamics in Modern Course of Physics
O.N. Golubeva, Yu. G Rudoy, A.D. Sukhanov
People's Friendship University of Russia
117198 Moscow, Russia, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya, 6
ogol@oldi.ru

The brief review of the place and role of thermodynamics in the modern course of physics in high-school education is given. It is shown that there are many possibilities for much more effective use of this field of physics in scientific and methodological purposes. The problems of thermodynamics as non-classical field of physics and some ways their solution are discussed.

The Potential Discovered by F.A. Neuman
E.F. Kondratiev, N.V. Ustinov
Kaliningrad State University
ul. A. Nevskogo, 14 236041, Kaliningrad, Russia

It is strange, that the vector and scalar potentials, which were actively and successfully used for the description of electromagnetic phenomena (before the Maxwell theory was recognized) were claimed as "unphysical". This was unjustified even in 19-th century, but survived until now. The role of potentials in the relativity theory, the refuse of the force description in quantum theory and the unified dynamical theory of fundamental interactions makes it necessary to reformulate the wrong traditions, which were formed in the teaching of classical physics.

The Educational Environment as Means of Improving Physics Learning Efficiency in High School
A.I. Nazarov, C.D. Hanin
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
191186, Saint-Petersburg, Moika emb., 48

The methodology of creation the educational environment at the "Mechanics" course based on opportunities of computer and communication technologies is stated. The analysis of this environment efficiency for physics training to regional high school students is lead.

Thermal Radiation Properties Studying in Medial Institutes
A.V. Korjuev, E.V. Shevchenko, A.N. Malov
Irkutsk State Medical University
Irkutsk State Technical University
Methods of electromagnetic thermal radiation studying, adapted to the medical institutes, are considered.

The Laboratory Work on the Definition of the Wave Length and the Generator UHF by Means of Lecher Wires
V.V. Larionov, G.V. Garanin
Tomsk Politechnical Institute
prosp. Lenina 30, 634004 Tomsk, Russia

The paper is dealt with the peculiar features of the improved laboratory work on the investigation of electric waves of Lecher line. The complete engineering data of the equipment are given that allows reproducing it within the university experimental workshops.

The Peculiarities of Electronic Courses by the Distant Learning of the Engineer Specialties
S.P. Medvedev, R.M. Pecherskaya
Penza State University
Krasnaya 40, 440017 Penza, Russia
The demands are formulated and the examples are constructed to the organization of the electronic courses on the physical grounds of the semiconductor devices.

The Novel Goal for the Computer Based Practices and Simulations
V.A. Starodubtsev
Tomsk Polytechnical University
Lenin str., 30. Tomsk, 634034, Russia
E-mail: sva@ido.tpu.edu.ru

The unity of two main goals investigation of the physical sense for computer-aided simulations and natural science methodology application to these studies is discussed. The usual form of laboratory works is completed by some practical problems and exercises.

The Enhancement of Professional Training in Teaching Physics in Pedagogical Universities
N.I. Anisimova
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
Moika emb., 48, 191186, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
E-mail: N_Anisim@mail.ru

Quality of physics education and problems of professional training in physics education have been studied in the paper. Different ways of modernization and improvement of laboratory activities in physics and methods of physics education are under discussion with the view of education efficiency enhancement.

Lessons of Physics Students - Methodological Culture Development Possibilities
S.V. Bublikov, S.P. Molevanik
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
Moika emb., 48, 191186, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

General methodological culture characteristics that might be possible to form the students awareness of are given. The approach to intensive methodological culture development based on evaluating problems is given.

The Competency Approach in the Informational Space of the System of Continuous Physical Education
M.P. Golubovskaya, A.I. Chodanovich
The ordinary school N181
St.-Petersburg
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
Moika emb., 48, 191186, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The problems of introducing of the competency approach as one of the basic elements of modern IT on the experience of the teaching physics course in the ordinary and high school is discussed. Some experimental data, obtained during the varieties study of physics, are also considered.

Improvement in the Quality of Physics Education is the Main Objective of Contemporary School
Shiyan N.V.
Murmansk State Pedagogical University
Nowadays there is a great demand for specialists with professional education in physics. High quality of education in physics is the basis of pupils' future success. The effectiveness of physics education depends on development of pupils' mental abilities, thoroughness of their knowledge, highly-qualified teachers and technical support of educational process. The present article deals with reasons for modernizing education in physics and ways of improving its quality.