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American Journal of Physics
written by David E. Trowbridge and Lillian C. McDermott
This paper describes a systematic investigation of the understanding of the concept of velocity among students enrolled in a wide variety of introductory physics courses at the University of Washington. The criterion selected for assessing understanding of a kinematical concept is the ability to apply it successfully in interpreting simple motions of real objects. The primary data source has been the individual demonstration interview in which students are asked specific questions about simple motions they observe. Results are reported for the success of different student populations in comparing velocities for two simultaneous motions. It appears that virtually every failure to make a proper comparison can be attributed to use of a position criterion to determine relative velocity. Some implications for instruction are briefly discussed.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 48, Issue 12, Pages 1020-1028
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10.1119/1.12298
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Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests, College Science, Educational Research, Higher Education, Interviews, Kinetics, Mechanics (Physics), Motion, National Science Foundation, Physics, Science Education, Science Education Research, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Velocity
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D. Trowbridge and L. McDermott, Am. J. Phys. 48 (12), 1020 (1980), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12298).
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D. Trowbridge and L. McDermott, Investigation of student understanding of the concept of velocity in one dimension Am. J. Phys. 48 (12), 1020 (1980), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12298>.
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Trowbridge, D., & McDermott, L. (1980, December 1). Investigation of student understanding of the concept of velocity in one dimension. Am. J. Phys., 48(12), 1020-1028. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12298
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Trowbridge, David E., and Lillian C. McDermott. "Investigation of student understanding of the concept of velocity in one dimension." Am. J. Phys. 48, no. 12, (December 1, 1980): 1020-1028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12298 (accessed 23 August 2014).
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Trowbridge, David E., and Lillian C. McDermott. "Investigation of student understanding of the concept of velocity in one dimension." Am. J. Phys. 48.12 (1980): 1020-1028. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12298>.
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