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American Journal of Physics
written by Karen Wosilait, Paula R. L. Heron, Peter S. Shaffer, and Lillian C. McDermott
This article illustrates the use of research as a basis for the development of curriculum on physical optics. Evidence is presented that university students who have studied physics at the introductory level and beyond often do not have a functional understanding of the wave model for light. Identification and analysis of student difficulties guided the design of a set of tutorials to supplement instruction in a standard calculus-based or algebra-based course. Ongoing assessment was an integral part of the curriculum development process. The instructional materials that resulted have proved to be effective at helping students construct and apply a basic wave model for light.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 66, Issue 10, Pages 906-913
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DOI:
10.1119/1.18988
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S0002-9505(98)01707-3
Keywords:
geometrical optics, teaching
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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November 28, 2005 by Vince Kuo
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November 1, 1994
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K. Wosilait, P. Heron, P. Shaffer, and L. McDermott, Am. J. Phys. 66 (10), 906 (1998), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18988).
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K. Wosilait, P. Heron, P. Shaffer, and L. McDermott, Development and assessment of a research-based tutorial on light and shadow, Am. J. Phys. 66 (10), 906 (1998), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18988>.
APA Format
Wosilait, K., Heron, P., Shaffer, P., & McDermott, L. (1994, November 1). Development and assessment of a research-based tutorial on light and shadow. Am. J. Phys., 66(10), 906-913. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18988
Chicago Format
Wosilait, K, P. Heron, P. Shaffer, and L. McDermott. "Development and assessment of a research-based tutorial on light and shadow." Am. J. Phys. 66, no. 10, (November 1, 1994): 906-913, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18988 (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Wosilait, Karen, Paula Heron, Peter Shaffer, and Lillian C. McDermott. "Development and assessment of a research-based tutorial on light and shadow." Am. J. Phys. 66.10 (1998): 906-913. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18988>.
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