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We have been investigating student understanding of energy concepts in the context of introductory courses for non-science majors as well as those for science and engineering majors. We have found that many students develop incomplete and incorrect understandings of the concept of gravitational potential energy. Moreover, students often have incorrect notions about the motion of bodies under the influence of gravity. These incorrect beliefs may prevent the development of a coherent understanding of energy as a conserved quantity.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 77-80
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Energy and Temperature
= Gravity
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2004 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2084705
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0341560
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Gm
01.40.Di
04.80.Cc
Keywords:
Alternative Conceptions, PERC 2004, educational courses, gravitational experiments, gravitational potential energy, incoherent understanding, student experiments
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M. Loverude, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9536&DocID=3441).
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M. Loverude, Student Understanding Of Gravitational Potential Energy And The Motion Of Bodies In A Gravitational Field presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9536&DocID=3441>.
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Loverude, M. (2004, August 4-5). Student Understanding Of Gravitational Potential Energy And The Motion Of Bodies In A Gravitational Field. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved August 27, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9536&DocID=3441
Chicago Format
Loverude, Michael. "Student Understanding Of Gravitational Potential Energy And The Motion Of Bodies In A Gravitational Field." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9536&DocID=3441 (accessed 27 August 2014).
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Loverude, Michael. "Student Understanding Of Gravitational Potential Energy And The Motion Of Bodies In A Gravitational Field." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 77-80 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 27 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9536&DocID=3441>.
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