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written by Neelam Khan, Dehui Hu, Dong-Hai Nguyen, and N. Sanjay Rebello
Integration is widely used in physics in electricity and magnetism (E&M), as well as in mechanics, to calculate physical quantities from other non-constant quantities. We designed a survey to assess students' ability to apply integration to physics problems in introductory physics. Each student was given a set of eight problems, and each set of problems had two different versions; one consisted of symbolic problems and the other graphical problems. The purpose of this study was to investigate students' strategies for solving physics problems that use integrals in first and second-semester calculus-based physics. Our results indicate that most students had difficulty even recognizing that an integral is needed to solve the problem.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 227-230
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PERC 2011, integral, problem solving, representations
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N. Khan, D. Hu, D. Nguyen, and N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11852&DocID=2703).
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N. Khan, D. Hu, D. Nguyen, and N. Rebello, Assessing students' ability to solve introductory physics problems using integrals in symbolic and graphical representations, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11852&DocID=2703>.
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Khan, N., Hu, D., Nguyen, D., & Rebello, N. (2011, August 3-4). Assessing students' ability to solve introductory physics problems using integrals in symbolic and graphical representations. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved November 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11852&DocID=2703
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Khan, N, D. Hu, D. Nguyen, and N. Rebello. "Assessing students' ability to solve introductory physics problems using integrals in symbolic and graphical representations." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11852&DocID=2703 (accessed 24 November 2014).
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Khan, Neelam, Dehui Hu, Dong-Hai Nguyen, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Assessing students' ability to solve introductory physics problems using integrals in symbolic and graphical representations." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 227-230 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 24 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11852&DocID=2703>.
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