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American Journal of Physics
written by Christian H. Kautz, Paula R. L. Heron, Michael E. Loverude, and Lillian C. McDermott
Our findings from a long-term investigation indicate that many students cannot properly interpret or apply the ideal gas law after instruction in introductory physics and chemistry as well as more advanced courses. The emphasis in this paper is on the concepts of pressure, volume, and temperature at the macroscopic level. We describe some serious conceptual and reasoning difficulties that we have identified. Results from our research were applied in the design of a curriculum that has helped improve student understanding of the ideal gas law.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 73, Issue 11, Pages 1055-1063
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© 2005 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.2049286
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01.50.-i
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Thermodynamics
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C. Kautz, P. Heron, M. Loverude, and L. McDermott, Am. J. Phys. 73 (11), 1055 (2005), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2049286).
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C. Kautz, P. Heron, M. Loverude, and L. McDermott, Student understanding of the ideal gas law, Part I: A macroscopic perspective Am. J. Phys. 73 (11), 1055 (2005), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2049286>.
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Kautz, C., Heron, P., Loverude, M., & McDermott, L. (2005, November 1). Student understanding of the ideal gas law, Part I: A macroscopic perspective. Am. J. Phys., 73(11), 1055-1063. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2049286
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Kautz, C, P. Heron, M. Loverude, and L. McDermott. "Student understanding of the ideal gas law, Part I: A macroscopic perspective." Am. J. Phys. 73, no. 11, (November 1, 2005): 1055-1063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2049286 (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Kautz, Christian, Paula Heron, Michael Loverude, and Lillian C. McDermott. "Student understanding of the ideal gas law, Part I: A macroscopic perspective." Am. J. Phys. 73.11 (2005): 1055-1063. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2049286>.
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