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written by David Rosengrant, A. Van Heuvelen, and Eugenia Etkina
The Rutgers PAER group is working to help students develop various scientific abilities. One of the abilities is to create, understand and learn to use for qualitative reasoning and problem solving different representations of physical processes such as pictorial representations, motion diagrams, free-body diagrams, and energy bar charts. Physics education literature indicates that using multiple representations is beneficial for student understanding of physics ideas and for problem solving. We developed a special approach to construct and utilize free-body diagrams for representing physical phenomena and for problem solving. We will examine whether students draw free-body diagrams in solving problems when they know they will not receive credit for it; the consistency of their use in different conceptual areas; and if students who use free-body diagrams while solving problems in different areas of physics are more successful then those who do not.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 177-180
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© 2004 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2084730
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2004, diagrams, education, multiple representations, problem solving, problem solving, qualitative reasoning
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D. Rosengrant, A. Heuvelen, and E. Etkina, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9562&DocID=2821).
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D. Rosengrant, A. Heuvelen, and E. Etkina, Free-Body Diagrams: Necessary or Sufficient?, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9562&DocID=2821>.
APA Format
Rosengrant, D., Heuvelen, A., & Etkina, E. (2004, August 4-5). Free-Body Diagrams: Necessary or Sufficient?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9562&DocID=2821
Chicago Format
Rosengrant, D, A. Heuvelen, and E. Etkina. "Free-Body Diagrams: Necessary or Sufficient?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9562&DocID=2821 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Rosengrant, David, A. Van Heuvelen, and Eugenia Etkina. "Free-Body Diagrams: Necessary or Sufficient?." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 177-180 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9562&DocID=2821>.
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