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Energy Mental Models: Mechanics through Electromagnetism 

written by Salomon F. Itza-Ortiz, Benjamin Lawrence, and Dean A. Zollman

We investigated students' mental models for energy, and changes in these models in going from mechanics to electromagnetism contexts. We interviewed students in a two-semester calculus-based physics course. Our research design included semi-structured interviews with demonstration. Based on our findings in the interviews we are developing a first version of an 'Energy Mental Model Inventory.'

Published September 9, 2004
Last Modified July 8, 2013

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