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written by Charles De Leone and Graham Oberem
The photoelectric effect is part of a group of phenomena that provide the experimental basis for the photon model of light. Most students pursuing a degree in physics or a related field first study the photoelectric effect and the photon model of light in a "modern physics" course following directly after the introductory physics sequence. It has been documented that many students have trouble understanding the photoelectric effect itself, and its connection to the photon model of light. In an attempt to better understand student preconceptions and misconceptions of this topic, we conducted a study of students in a modern physics class at California State University, San Marcos. In this paper we will provide preliminary results of our research with specific emphasis on the knowledge base required to understand the photoelectric effect.
Physics Education Research Conference 2003
Part of the PER Conference series
Madison, WI: August 6-7, 2003
Volume 720, Pages 85-88
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10.1063/1.1807260
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01.40.Fk
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PERC 2003, educational courses, human factors, photoelectricity, student experiments
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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C. De Leone and G. Oberem, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2320&DocID=3422).
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C. De Leone and G. Oberem, Toward Understanding Student Conceptions of the Photoelectric Effect, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2320&DocID=3422>.
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De Leone, C., & Oberem, G. (2003, August 6-7). Toward Understanding Student Conceptions of the Photoelectric Effect. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2320&DocID=3422
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De Leone, Charles, and Graham Oberem. "Toward Understanding Student Conceptions of the Photoelectric Effect." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2320&DocID=3422 (accessed 22 December 2014).
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De Leone, Charles, and Graham Oberem. "Toward Understanding Student Conceptions of the Photoelectric Effect." Physics Education Research Conference 2003. Madison, WI: 2003. 85-88 Vol. 720 of PER Conference. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2320&DocID=3422>.
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