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written by the University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller
This page provides a set of context-rich physics problems relating to electric forces and fields.  Each context-rich problem is based on a real-world situation, and includes both information that is relevant to solving the problem and extraneous information.  Strategies for problem solving are not explicitly provided.  Each problem is formulated so it is too difficult for one student to solve alone, yet not too difficult for a group to master.    

This resource is based on the research results of the Minnesota Physics Education Research group.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
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- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
= Gauss' Law
- Electrostatics
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Coulomb, Gauss, context-rich problems, electric charge, electric force, electron, electrostatic induction, electrostatics, group problem solving, problem solving, proton, real-world problems, static charge
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, (2003), WWW Document, (http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crefef.html).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Electric Field and Electric Force (2003), <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crefef.html>.
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Heller, K., & Heller, P. (2007, May 11). Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Electric Field and Electric Force. Retrieved July 22, 2014, from http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crefef.html
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Electric Field and Electric Force. May 11, 2007. http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crefef.html (accessed 22 July 2014).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller. Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Electric Field and Electric Force. 2003. 11 May 2007. 22 July 2014 <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchive/crefef.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group and Kenneth Heller and Patricia Heller", Title = {Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Electric Field and Electric Force}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 July 2014}, Month = {May 11, 2007}, Year = {2003} }
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This is the full collection of context-rich problems for first and second semester courses in both algebra-based and calculus-based introductory physics.

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