Sergio Cantu, a two-year participant of the MIT Summer Research Program, just published a paper entitled Teaching introductory undergraduate Physics using commercial video games. “Commercial video games are increasingly using sophisticated physics simulations to create a more immersive experience for players. This also makes them a powerful tool for engaging students in learning physics. We provide some examples to show how commercial off-the-shelf games can be used to teach specific topics in introductory undergraduate physics. The examples are selected from a course taught predominantly through the medium of commercial video games.” The paper was featured on Physics Today‘s Facebook page as well as on their homepage.
Sergio Cantu paper featured on Physics Today
August 28, 2011