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written by Abigail R. Daane, Stamatis Vokos, and Rachel E. Scherr
The second law of thermodynamics is typically not a central focus either in introductory university physics textbooks or in national standards for secondary education. However, the second law is a key part of a strong conceptual model of energy, especially for connecting energy conservation to energy degradation and the irreversibility of processes. We present the beginnings of a conceptual model of the second law as it relates to energy, with the aim of creating models and representations that link energy degradation, the second law, and entropy in a meaningful way for learners analyzing real-life energy scenarios. Our goal is to develop tools for use with elementary and secondary teachers and secondary and university students.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 114-117
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Second and Third Law
= Entropy
= Second Law Formulations
- Reference Material
= Research study
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789665
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789665
NSF Number:
0822342
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.E-05.70-a
Keywords:
PERC 2012, Second Law of Thermodynamics
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A. Daane, S. Vokos, and R. Scherr, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12786&DocID=3315).
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A. Daane, S. Vokos, and R. Scherr, Conserving energy in physics and society: Creating an integrated model of energy and the second law of thermodynamics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12786&DocID=3315>.
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Daane, A., Vokos, S., & Scherr, R. (2012, August 1-2). Conserving energy in physics and society: Creating an integrated model of energy and the second law of thermodynamics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12786&DocID=3315
Chicago Format
Daane, A, S. Vokos, and R. Scherr. "Conserving energy in physics and society: Creating an integrated model of energy and the second law of thermodynamics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12786&DocID=3315 (accessed 20 October 2014).
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Daane, Abigail, Stamatis Vokos, and Rachel Scherr. "Conserving energy in physics and society: Creating an integrated model of energy and the second law of thermodynamics." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 114-117 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12786&DocID=3315>.
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