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written by Alicia R. Allbaugh
Evidence is presented to suggest a misconception concerning motion of an object when acted upon by a force that decreases with distance such as Coulomb's Law. This evidence was collected during interviews of several above average calculus-based physics students. The students stated that the motion of an object would slow, even stop, if the force on it decreased based upon its distance. This may not be surprising until viewed in the light that many of these students didn't reveal this impetus or Aristotelian notion except with diminishing forces.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 73-76
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Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Assessment
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
General Physics
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10.1063/1.2084704
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01.40.Fk
01.40.Gm
01.40.Di
Keywords:
PERC 2004, contextual dependence, educational courses, force, interviews, misconceptions, teaching
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A. Allbaugh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9535&DocID=3440).
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A. Allbaugh, Diminishing Forces - Implications for Contextual Dependence of a Misconception, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9535&DocID=3440>.
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Allbaugh, A. (2004, August 4-5). Diminishing Forces - Implications for Contextual Dependence of a Misconception. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9535&DocID=3440
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Allbaugh, Alicia. "Diminishing Forces - Implications for Contextual Dependence of a Misconception." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9535&DocID=3440 (accessed 31 October 2014).
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Allbaugh, Alicia. "Diminishing Forces - Implications for Contextual Dependence of a Misconception." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 73-76 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9535&DocID=3440>.
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