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written by Michael E. Loverude
As part of an ongoing project to examine student learning in upper-division courses in thermal and statistical physics, we have examined student reasoning about the approach of macroscopic objects to thermal equilibrium. We have examined reasoning in terms of heat transfer, entropy maximization, and statistical treatments of multiplicity and probability. In the current paper, we present student responses from a set of interviews completed 1-2 years after students had completed the thermal physics course. Students gave a variety of responses, but most students gave answers that did not correspond to the models that they had been taught in the course.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 266-269
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Ensembles
= Macrostate
- Second and Third Law
= Entropy
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789703
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0817335
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
05.20.-y
05.70.-a
Keywords:
PERC 2012, upper-division
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M. Loverude, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12830&DocID=3363).
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M. Loverude, They Still Remember What I Never Taught Them: Student Understanding of Entropy presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12830&DocID=3363>.
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Loverude, M. (2012, August 1-2). They Still Remember What I Never Taught Them: Student Understanding of Entropy. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12830&DocID=3363
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Loverude, Michael. "They Still Remember What I Never Taught Them: Student Understanding of Entropy." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12830&DocID=3363 (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Loverude, Michael. "They Still Remember What I Never Taught Them: Student Understanding of Entropy." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 266-269 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12830&DocID=3363>.
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