Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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DD: Fachverband Didaktik der Physik

DD 2: Postersitzung

DD 2.6: Poster

Montag, 20. März 2017, 14:00–16:00, P3

Ideograms for Physics and Chemistry — •Pablo Garcia Risueno1 and Apostolos Syropoulos21Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, Center for Ultrafast Imaging, Universitaet Hamburg, Grindelallee 117, 20146 Hamburg, Germany — 2Greek TeX Friends, 28 Oktovriou 366A, 671 33 Xanthi, Greece

Ideograms (symbols that represent a word or idea) have great communicative value. They refer to concepts in a simple manner, easing the understanding of related ideas. Moreover, ideograms can simplify the often cumbersome notation used in the fields of Physics and physical Chemistry. Nonetheless only a few ideograms -like those for the reduced Planck constant and for the Angstrom- have been defined to date. In this work we propose that the scientific community follows the example of Mathematics- as well as that of oriental languages- and bestows a more important role upon ideograms. To support this thesis we propose ideograms for essential concepts in Physics and Chemistry [1]. They are designed to be intuitive, and their goal is to make equations easier to read and understand. Our symbols are included in a publicly available LaTeX package.

[1] Pablo García-Risueño, Apostolos Syropoulos, Natalia Verges, Foundations of Physics 46 (12), 1713-1721 (2016)

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