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American Journal of Physics
written by H. T. Hudson and Dov Liberman
Precourse tests of computational skills in algebra and trigonometry and of formal operational reasoning have been correlated with performance in the algebra-based introductory physics course for 80 students. The correlation coefficient for mathematics and physics was 0.345 (p < 0.001) and for formal operational reasoning and physics was 0.435 (p < 0.001). However, a multiple regression analysis of the combined effect of mathematics and formal operational reasoning on the total physics grade yielded a multiple R of 0.518, R2=0.268. This study found that the combination of precourse measures of mathematics computational skills and abstract reasoning explained over 25% of the variance in the final physics grade distribution.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 50, Issue 12, Pages 1117-1119
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© 1982 American Journal of Physics
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10.1119/1.12895
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correlations, education, mathematics, physics
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H. Hudson and D. Liberman, Am. J. Phys. 50 (12), 1117 (1982), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12895).
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H. Hudson and D. Liberman, The combined effect of mathematics skills and formal operational reasoning on student performance in the general physics course, Am. J. Phys. 50 (12), 1117 (1982), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12895>.
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Hudson, H., & Liberman, D. (1982, December 1). The combined effect of mathematics skills and formal operational reasoning on student performance in the general physics course. Am. J. Phys., 50(12), 1117-1119. Retrieved December 21, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12895
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Hudson, H. T., and Dov Liberman. "The combined effect of mathematics skills and formal operational reasoning on student performance in the general physics course." Am. J. Phys. 50, no. 12, (December 1, 1982): 1117-1119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12895 (accessed 21 December 2014).
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Hudson, H. T., and Dov Liberman. "The combined effect of mathematics skills and formal operational reasoning on student performance in the general physics course." Am. J. Phys. 50.12 (1982): 1117-1119. 21 Dec. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12895>.
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