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Minds On Physics - the App is the mobile version of the popular Minds On Physics Internet Modules found at the publisher's website. Affectionately known as MOPs, this physics learning tool delivers a collection of questions that target students' misconceptions and misunderstandings. Immediate feedback, opportunities for self-correction, and question-specific help abound. MOPs blends the need for careful reading, logical reasoning, and physics understanding in an effort to produce a confident and able physics student.
Part 1 of this six-part series includes 29 missions pertaining to topics in kinematics, vectors, and projectiles. Three of the 15 modules in the Minds On Physics Program are included in this app. These include the Kinematic Concepts, the Kinematic Graphing, and the Vectors and Projectiles modules.
Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.
This version corrects errors in missions KC6 and VP9 that resulted in a non-functional Check Answer button. This version also corrects a problem in which the entire menu of missions for the Vectors and Projectiles topic sometimes did not display. Finally, this version provides continued functionality for iOS 12 and before.
This version accommodates iOS 12 users while preventing users of iOS 11 and earlier from experiencing frequent crashes when navigating from the Splash Screen to a chosen mission.
This version was built to eliminate start-up issues occurring in iOS 12.
This version was built to provide compatibility with iOS 10. The problem of screen shrinking on start-up that has occurred for iOS 10 users has been resolved.
Additional improvements include the provision of a pop-up number pad for entering answers to numerical questions without needing to use the native keyboard - a welcome addition for all iOS users. Finally, bugs preventing the showing of certain Help screens were fixed.
Version 2 features a variety of updates of importance to students doing Minds On Physics for coursework. These include a new database to hold student records and a new success code generation algorithm. It is the most secure version of the app to date and is highly recommended for course work.
Users of previous versions who are doing MOPs for course work will need to first extract version 1.X success codes. The update process provides students an opportunity to do this.
Version 1.1 includes updated and crisper-looking graphics, some improvements to the friendliness of the answer-selection ability, some minor changes to the wording of some questions, and the removal of a few bugs. The database that manages each mission has also changed in order to be more consistent with other apps in the series. CAUTION: This change of database means that users of version 1.0 should save all their success codes before updating to version 1.1. Success codes can be emailed to yourself using the Manage Codes area of the app; see the link from the Main Menu.
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