Prof. Hans Ulrich Fuchs

Prof. Hans Ulrich Fuchs

Prof. Hans Ulrich Fuchs
ZHAW School of Engineering
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

hans.fuchs@zhaw.ch

Persönliches Profil

Tätigkeit an der ZHAW als

Dozent für Physik und Systemdynamik
www.zamp.zhaw.ch/de/engineering/zamp.html

https://home.zhaw.ch/~fusa/index.html

Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte, Spezialkenntnisse

Thermodynamics as a theory of the dynamics of heat
Thermal design: Optimisation of thermal processes
System dynamics modeling
Physics as a systems science
Theories of learning in physics and the sciences
Studio design and inquiry based learning

Aus- und Fortbildung

Diloma in physics at ETH Zurich 1975
MS in computational physics, Rensselaer Polytechnik Institute, Troy, NY, 1978

Beruflicher Werdegang

Royal Dutch Shell, Den Haag (1979-1981), Data analysis
Sulzer, Winterthur (1981-1993), Computational engineering
ZHW, since 1983

Mitglied in Netzwerken

Projekte

Projektleitung

Mitarbeit an folgenden Projekten

Publikationen

Open Access Publikationen

Monographien und Herausgeberschaften

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The Dynamics of Heat

: A Unified Approach to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.

(2. Aufl.) New York: Springer, New York.

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Modeling of Uniform Dynamical Systems

: A System Dynamics Approach.

Zürich:

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Physik

: Ein systemdynamischer Zugang für die Sekundarstufe II.

Aarau: Sauerländer.

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The Dynamics of Heat

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New York: Springer-Verlag.

Beiträge, peer-reviewed

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From Metaphors to Narratives in Macroscopic Physical Science—Stories of Forces of Nature for Young Children and their Teachers

: Tagungsreferat.

In: Narrative And Metaphor in Education. Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Peer reviewed.

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From forces of nature to the physics of dynamical systems

: Tagungsbeitrag.

In: Workshop on Assessment of a Narrative Approach to Science Education. Tagung. Reggio Emilia, Italy: UNIMORE. Peer reviewed.

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Metaphor and Narrative in Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach Part II – From Metaphor to Narrative in Macroscopic Physical Science

: Tagungsreferat.

In: Fourth Conference on Innovation in Science Education in Primary School and Kindergarten: At the Crossroads of Science and Humanities. Tagung. Reggio Emilia, Italy: University of Modena and Reggio Emiliaia. Peer reviewed.

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Narrative Framing of Natural Scenes—Narrative Minds in Science

: Tagungsreferat.

In: International Conference on Conceptual Change: Conceptual Change Meets other Disciplines. Tagung. Florina, Greece: EARLI. Peer reviewed.

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The energy principle in a model of electric braking of a flywheel

: Tagungsbeitrag.

In: GIREP Seminar on the occasion of GIREP 50th Anniversary. Tagung. Krakow, Poland: GIREP. Peer reviewed.

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From forces of nature to physics of dynamical systems

: Tagungsreferat.

In: Exploratory Workshop on Narrative in Science. Tagung. Weissbad, Schweiz: ZHAW. Peer reviewed.

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From Stories to Scientific Models and Back: Narrative framing in modern macroscopic physics

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International Journal of Science Education, 37 Peer reviewed.

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A Direct Entropic Approach to Uniform and Spatially Continuous Dynamical Models of Thermoelectric Devices

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Energy Harvesting Systems, 1, 3-4. Peer reviewed.

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Computational Methods for Exploring the Dynamics of Cancer: The Potential of State Variables for Description of Complex Biological Systems

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Proceedings of International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications NOLTA2014 184 – 187. Peer reviewed.

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Damped Mechanical Oscillator: Experiment and Detailed Energy Analysis

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The Physics Teacher, 52 88-90. Peer reviewed.

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From forces of nature to the physics of dynamical systems

: Tagungsreferat.

In: 9th International Conference on Conceptual Change. Tagung. Bologna, Italy: EARLI. Peer reviewed.

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From image schemas to narrative structures in sciences

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Proceedings of the ESERA Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2013 Peer reviewed.

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Morphological control: a design principle for applications in space science

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J. British Interplanetary Society, 67 305 - 313. Peer reviewed.

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On the nature of continuity or discontinuity between lay and scientific conceptualizations in physics

: A Symposium.

Proceedings, 9th International Conference on Conceptual Change, Bologna Peer reviewed.

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The narrative structure of continuum thermodynamics

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Proceedings of the ESERA Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2013 Peer reviewed.

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When science needs conceptual change—What thermodynamics tells us about continuity of conceptualizations

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Proceedings, 9th International Conference on Conceptual Change, Bologna Peer reviewed.

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Using State Variables to Model the Response of Tumour Cells to Radiation and Heat: A Novel Multi-Hit-Repair Approach

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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2013, Article ID 587543. Peer reviewed.

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Entropy in the teaching of introductory thermodynamics

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American Journal of Physics, 55 (1987). 215. Peer reviewed.

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A surrealistic tale of electricity

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American Journal of Physics, 54 (1986). 907. Peer reviewed.

Beiträge, nicht peer-reviewed

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Dal pensiero mitico alla conoscenza della natura

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In: T. Altiero; F. Corni (Hg.). Innovazione nella didattica delle scienze nella scuola primaria e dell’infanzia. Al crocevia fra discipline scientifiche e umanistiche. Mantova: Universitas Studiorum.

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Costruire e utilizzare storie sulle forze della natura per la comprensione primaria della scienza

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In: Fedderico Corni (Hg.). Le scienze nella prima educazione. (59-84). Trento: Erickson.

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Il significato in natura

: Dalle strutture schematiche alle strutture narrative della scienza.

In: Federico Corni (Hg.). Le scienze nella prima educazione. (11-33). Trento: Erickson.

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Differences and Change - An Example of Figurative Structures in Physics

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In: Proceedings of the Physics Didactics Conference, Università Federico II di Napoli, September 28-30, 2006. Napoli: Università Federico II di Napoli.

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System Dynamics Modeling in Fluids, Electricity, Heat, and Motion

: Examples, Practical Experience, and Philosophy.

In: Amstel Institute, University of Amsterdam (Hg.). Proceedings of the 2006 GIREP Conference. Modeling in Physics and Physics Education.

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Physik als Systemwissenschaft

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Qualitatitive Physics

: Language and visualization as tools for understanding physical processes.

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