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written by Hunter G. Close, Eleanor W. Close, and David Donnelly
We develop a theoretical model for understanding one way, "nesting," that space is used in graphics from within and outside physics. Nesting can be used to increase a graphic's capacity for displaying several dimensions of information, beyond the two dimensions afforded by a flat page. We use the model of nesting to analyze previously observed student difficulties with electromagnetic waves, to predict how physics students would interact with certain graphics, and to generate new multivariate graphics in physics for instruction and for research on student thinking. Finally we apply the nesting model to explain the multidimensionality of certain kinds of gestures in physics education.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 110-113
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Methods
- Behavior
- Communication
= Representations
- Learning Theory
= Representations
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
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- Reference Material
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10.1063/1.4789709
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01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
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PERC 2012, nesting
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H. Close, E. Close, and D. Donnelly, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12809&DocID=3343).
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H. Close, E. Close, and D. Donnelly, Nesting in graphical representations in physics presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12809&DocID=3343>.
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Close, H., Close, E., & Donnelly, D. (2012, August 1-2). Nesting in graphical representations in physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12809&DocID=3343
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Close, H, E. Close, and D. Donnelly. "Nesting in graphical representations in physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12809&DocID=3343 (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Close, Hunter, Eleanor Close, and Dave Donnelly. "Nesting in graphical representations in physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 110-113 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12809&DocID=3343>.
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