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"The essential nature of external reality, Comenius thought, could be conveyed by education to the simplest intelligence if all knowledge could be reduced to a basic principle."

- notion ascribed to John Amos Comenius (1592-1670), circa 1640 [Dobbs, Betty Jo Teeter, THE FOUNDATIONS OF NEWTON'S ALCHEMY, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1975 p. 60]

Get a *Feel* for modern science.

Acquire physical intuition directly. Feel it!

Use more robust symbols.


Start today:

  • Magnetic tetrahedra are non-classical simple machines.
  • One analog model facilitates lifelong learning.
  • Learn quantum gravity in an afternoon.
  • To order, please visit magtet.com

Note: Standard unit comes with plexiglas, not brass center connector.

Magnetic tetrahedra provide rich, multi-sensory feedback on:

  • states
  • anharmonic motion
  • influence of one-half spin
  • many-body field-field interactions
  • collapse
  • chaotic change
  • entanglement
  • measurement
  • observation
  • symmetry
  • position-momentum relations
  • variable mass density
  • particle-wave features
  • other low level features important in physics and, below all that,
  • the underlying principle of structured duality: things have some structure
    AND have or exhibit one or more dualities or differences.

Tapping the tactile-affective information channel is crucial to achieving Comenius' long-term educational vision. More unified, more robust active symbolic representations allow vision- and math-challenged people, children in the early grades or others in various cultures to acquire a deep intuitive understanding of modern scientific concepts directly, without absolutely having to master abstract math first.

Oddly enough, though weird, strange and very, very suspicious looking, this analog, experiential teaching/learning method works out of the box. Feeling plus seeing plus thinking, as comes with all tool use, sparks a fresh, useful awareness, building connections. With magnetic tetrahedra, the exemplar provides the foundational expression, similar to working a classical fulcrum and lever. Overall educational success comes in, then, with picking, or creating the right tool for the task at hand and, ideally, introducing it in the proper sequence relative to other educational experiences. With magnetic tetrahedra, participants establish and develop physical inituition independent of their prior abstract math mastery. Participants can further increase their physical inituition "merely" by repeating or devising new exercises. Subsequent "traditional" math/science education, of course, can only help.

Ralph Frost
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