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written by Rhett J. Allain and Robert J. Beichner
This project aims to investigate a possible underlying cause of student difficulties relating change in electric potential to electric fields. A likely source of difficulties is the lack of students' understanding of the general concept of rate of change (both rate of change in time and in distance). To investigate this link, a diagnostic instrument was created that probed students' understanding of rate of change concepts and electric potential concepts. This paper will report on the creation of the diagnostic instrument and results from student responses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 69-72
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
= Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Report
= Research study
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© 2004 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2084703
NSF Number:
9554526
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Gm
01.50.My
Keywords:
PERC 2004, diagnostic instrument, electric fields, electric potential, electric potential and electric field, rate of change concepts, student experiments
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R. Allain and R. Beichner, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9534&DocID=3439).
AJP/PRST-PER
R. Allain and R. Beichner, Rate of Change and Electric Potential, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9534&DocID=3439>.
APA Format
Allain, R., & Beichner, R. (2004, August 4-5). Rate of Change and Electric Potential. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9534&DocID=3439
Chicago Format
Allain, Rhett J., and Robert Beichner. "Rate of Change and Electric Potential." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9534&DocID=3439 (accessed 19 December 2014).
MLA Format
Allain, Rhett J., and Robert Beichner. "Rate of Change and Electric Potential." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 69-72 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9534&DocID=3439>.
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