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written by Zeynep Isvan and Chandralekha Singh
We discuss the development and evaluation of five research-based tutorials on Coulomb's law, superposition, symmetry and Gauss's Law to help students in the calculus-based introductory physics courses learn these concepts. We compare the performance of students on the pre-/post-tests given before and after the tutorials in three calculus-based introductory physics courses. We also compare the performance of students who used the tutorials and those who did not use it on a multiple-choice test which employs concepts covered in the tutorials.
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 181-184
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Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
- Instructional Material Design
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Gauss' Law
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2508722
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0442087
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Coulomb's Law, Gauss' Law, PERC 2006, cognition, introductory physics, tutorial development
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Z. Isvan and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5255&DocID=2117).
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Z. Isvan and C. Singh, Improving Student Understanding of Coulomb's Law and Gauss's Law presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5255&DocID=2117>.
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Isvan, Z., & Singh, C. (2006, July 26-27). Improving Student Understanding of Coulomb's Law and Gauss's Law. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5255&DocID=2117
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Isvan, Zeynep, and Chandralekha Singh. "Improving Student Understanding of Coulomb's Law and Gauss's Law." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, July 26-27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5255&DocID=2117 (accessed 18 April 2014).
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Isvan, Zeynep, and Chandralekha Singh. "Improving Student Understanding of Coulomb's Law and Gauss's Law." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 181-184 Vol. 883 of PER Conference. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5255&DocID=2117>.
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