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The study of motion presents problems to students of beginning physics at all levels. Part of this problem arises because of students' "common sense" ideas of motion. Six questions on trajectory motion, based on Galileo's "thought experiments" in his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, were given to students in several different introductory physics classes. These responses are analyzed and discussed.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 51, Issue 4, Pages 352-357
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© 1983 American Journal of Physics
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10.1119/1.13247
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Aristotle, Galileo, motion, trajectory motion
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R. Whitaker, Am. J. Phys. 51 (4), 352 (1983), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.13247).
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R. Whitaker, Aristotle is not dead: Student understanding of trajectory motion Am. J. Phys. 51 (4), 352 (1983), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.13247>.
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Whitaker, R. (1983, April 1). Aristotle is not dead: Student understanding of trajectory motion. Am. J. Phys., 51(4), 352-357. Retrieved July 29, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.13247
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Whitaker, Robert. "Aristotle is not dead: Student understanding of trajectory motion." Am. J. Phys. 51, no. 4, (April 1, 1983): 352-357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.13247 (accessed 29 July 2014).
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Whitaker, Robert. "Aristotle is not dead: Student understanding of trajectory motion." Am. J. Phys. 51.4 (1983): 352-357. 29 July 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.13247>.
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