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An analysis of the difficulties experienced by students when applying the principle of superposition to electric fields is first presented. Two main obstacles are illustrated: the students' needs for an effect to accept the existence of a field, and a causal interpretation of some relationships. An experimental sequence aiming at overcoming the latter obstacle is described. The evaluation, on the basis of "conceptual profiles," is also presented.
The changing role of physics departments in modern universities: International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education
AIP Conference Proceedings: March 10, 1997
Volume 399, Pages 679-687
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
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© 1997 American Institute of Physics
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DOI:
10.1063/1.53094
PACSs:
01.50.-i
01.40.Di
01.40.Gm
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instructional strategies, research teaching
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L. Viennot and S. Rainson, presented at the The changing role of physics departments in modern universities: International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1997, WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.53094).
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L. Viennot and S. Rainson, Superposition of electric fields and causality: From research to teaching, presented at the The changing role of physics departments in modern universities: International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1997, <http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.53094>.
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Viennot, L., & Rainson, S. (1997, March 10). Superposition of electric fields and causality: From research to teaching. Paper presented at The changing role of physics departments in modern universities: International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education, AIP Conference Proceedings. Retrieved November 29, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.53094
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Viennot, Laurence, and Sylvie Rainson. "Superposition of electric fields and causality: From research to teaching." Paper presented at the The changing role of physics departments in modern universities: International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education, AIP Conference Proceedings, March 10, 1997. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.53094 (accessed 29 November 2014).
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Viennot, Laurence, and Sylvie Rainson. "Superposition of electric fields and causality: From research to teaching." The changing role of physics departments in modern universities: International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education. AIP Conference Proceedings: 1997. 679-687 Vol. 399 29 Nov. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.53094>.
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