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Students' Conceptual Knowledge of Energy and Momentum 

written by Chandralekha Singh and David Rosengrant

We investigate student understanding of energy and momentum concepts at the level of introductory physics by designing and administering a 25-item multiple choice test and conducting individual interviews. We nd that most students have difficulty in qualitatively interpreting basic principles related to energy and momentum and in applying them in physical situations. The test development process and a summary of results are presented.

Published July 26, 2001
Last Modified March 7, 2009

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