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This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, discusses an investigation which aims to provide a research base for the design of instruction to help students develop expertise in solving work-energy problems. An energy process can be represented by verbal, pictorial, bar chart, and mathematical representations. Assessment indicates that the work-energy bar charts, as a physical representation of a work-energy process, play an important role in student problem solving: they help students 1) reason about work-energy problems conceptually first, 2) set up the generalized work-energy equation correctly and easily, and 3) make inferences and evaluate their problem solutions.
Physics Education Research Conference 2001
Part of the PER Conference series
Rochester, New York: July 25-26, 2001
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
= Representations
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
- Student Characteristics
= Skills
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Keywords:
PERC 2001, comprehension, energy instruction help, problem solving, work-energy bar charts
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Metadata instance created September 27, 2006 by Lyle Barbato
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X. Zou, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York, 2001, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4315&DocID=1046).
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X. Zou, The Role of Work-energy Bar Charts as a Physical Representation in Problem Solving, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York, 2001, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4315&DocID=1046>.
APA Format
Zou, X. (2001, July 25-26). The Role of Work-energy Bar Charts as a Physical Representation in Problem Solving. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4315&DocID=1046
Chicago Format
Zou, Xueli. "The Role of Work-energy Bar Charts as a Physical Representation in Problem Solving." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York, July 25-26, 2001. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4315&DocID=1046 (accessed 18 September 2014).
MLA Format
Zou, Xueli. "The Role of Work-energy Bar Charts as a Physical Representation in Problem Solving." Physics Education Research Conference 2001. Rochester, New York: 2001. of PER Conference. 18 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4315&DocID=1046>.
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@inproceedings{ Author = "Xueli Zou", Title = {The Role of Work-energy Bar Charts as a Physical Representation in Problem Solving}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2001}, Address = {Rochester, New York}, Series = {PER Conference}, Month = {July 25-26}, Year = {2001} }
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