Energy Mental Models: Mechanics through Electromagnetism Documents
Salomon F. Itza-Ortiz,
Benjamin Lawrence, and
Dean A. Zollman
We investigated students' mental models for energy, and changes in these models in going from mechanics to electromagnetism contexts. We interviewed students in a two-semester calculus-based physics course. Our research design included semi-structured interviews with demonstration. Based on our findings in the interviews we are developing a first version of an 'Energy Mental Model Inventory.'
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Published September 9, 2004
Last Modified July 8, 2013
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