Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A geostationary earth orbit satellite model using easy Java simulation

http://stacks.iop.org/0031-9120/48/72  A geostationary earth orbit satellite model using Easy Java Simulation 
Update: published!!
http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9120/48/1/72/
Ref: PED/435554/PAP


14 December 2012

Dear Mr Wee

TITLE: Geostationary Earth orbit satellite model using Easy Java
Simulation
AUTHORS: Mr Loo Kang Wee et al

I am pleased to inform you that your paper has now been published online,
and is available at http://stacks.iop.org/0031-9120/48/72

Please cite your paper as:
Phys. Educ. 48 (2013) 72-79.

As this article has now been published.

A geostationary earth orbit satellite model using Easy Java Simulation
a www.iop.org/journals/physed IOP journal paper accepted titled "A geostationary earth orbit satellite model using easy Java simulation". http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9120/page/Forthcoming%20articles;jsessionid=17B2BD7C11561C7C7CBA434A44887684.c1

Forthcoming articleshttp://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9120/page/Forthcoming%20articles;jsessionid=17B2BD7C11561C7C7CBA434A44887684.c1
Geostationary earth orbit satellite model using Easy Java Simulation
Loo Kang Wee and Giam Hwee Goh
Provisionally scheduled for January 2013


1. a list of corrections with the exact locations within the text
Q1 agree, remove (3-1), (3-2) and (3-3) in the abstract.
Q2 II refers to "Physics model"
Q3 (3-1), (3-2) and (3-3) were subsections. in view of the IOP formatting i am agreeable to remove the text "(3-1), (3-2) and (3-3)".
Q4:
Eick, C., Meadows, L., & Balkcom, R. (2005). Breaking into Inquiry: Scaffolding Supports Beginning Efforts to Implement Inquiry in the Classroom. Science Teacher, 72(7), 49-53.

my list of questions for consideration:

'easy Java simulation' should be "Easy Java Simulation" as it is the tool name and if accepted the changes are everywhere in the paper.
page 2 Physics model
line 4 'velocity equation equation (1)'  should be "velocity equation (1)"
line last "beyond the scope of this paper," should be "beyond the scope of this paper."

page 5 after equation (6) move the "." to end of sentence "as well"
remove the 'in (1)' and 'in (2)' as the referencing in the IOP format does not have that.
for example,

'Now that we have covered the need for the same rotation sense in (1) and the same period as the earth or angular speed in (2)' should be "Now that we have covered the need for the same rotation sense and the same period as the earth or angular speed"
after 'weather satellites," should be "weather satellites."
'equation equation (3)' should be "equation (3)"

page 6 first word 'model.' should be "mode." right before 'We also got the students to think about the force that would need to be continually applied on the satellite in order for this unlikely orbit to be possible.'

Part 2 of proof reading.


Page 2
Query 1:
Author: Please confirm the word ‘satellite’ added
here.
agreed!

Page 3
Query 2:
Author: Please confirm the editing done in figure
caption 4.
agreed!


Page 3
Query 3:
Author: Please confirm the editing done here.
agreed!


Page 7
Query 4:
Author: Please confirm the editing done here.

replace 'of' with "by"

Lastly, we also thank MOE for recognising our research into the computer model lessons as a significant innovation in the 2012 MOE Innergy (HQ) GOLD Awards by the Educational Technology Division and the Academy of Singapore Teachers.


Page 7
Query 5:
Author: Please check the details for any journal
references that do not have a blue link as they may
contain some incorrect information. Pale purple
links are used for references to arXiv e-prints.

Eick C, Meadows L and Balkcom R 2005 Breaking into inquiry: scaffolding supports beginning efforts to implement inquiry in the classroom Sci. Teach. 72(7) 49–53

a copy of the article can be found here
http://www.mun.ca/educ/undergrad/scied/files/eick_scaffolding-inquiry_2005.pdf

Page 7
Query 6:
Author: [8]: Please confirm the editing done.
agreed!




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By the way, I wanted to add on to the story during PS21 presentation dated 03 May 2012, on innergy award “gravity-physics by inquiry” that my colleague in school and me have been successful in publishing in a peer-reviewed journal called “Physics Education”, provisionally scheduled to be published in Jan 2013. http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9120/page/Forthcoming%20articles;jsessionid=17B2BD7C11561C7C7CBA434A44887684.c1

Summary of Singapore teachers’ contributions include:

  1. Made use of Singapore’s geographical location as a teaching point, adding pride to being a Singaporean, I hope.
  2. Made a world-first research reporting (see page 1: introduction of the proof-read copy of the paper attached) in Physics education journals in the topic of geostationary orbits.
  3. Made the simulation freely downloadable from https://sites.google.com/site/lookang/edulabgravityearthandsatelliteyjc/ejs_EarthAndSatelite.jar?attredirects=0&d=1 (require Java and Java3D to run) with the aim to benefit anyone in any part of the world.

I hope this Singapore physics teachers’ story can serve an encouragement to all Singaporeans to continue to “move the education forward for Singapore” and shape the world to be a better place for all humankind.