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The Physics Teacher
written by Fred Goldberg and Lillian C. McDermott
This article describes a study in which, during interviews, university students were shown an object in front of a mirror and asked what an observer at various locations would see. Many students could not make correct predictions either before or after instruction.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 24, Issue 8, Pages 472-480
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© 1986 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.2342096
PACS:
01.40.Gm, 42.10.Dy, 42.78.-b
Keywords:
image, interview, mirrors, misconceptions, optics, research
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Metadata instance created September 27, 2006 by Lyle Barbato
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May 15, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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November 1, 1986
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F. Goldberg and L. McDermott, Phys. Teach. 24 (8), 472 (1986), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342096).
AJP/PRST-PER
F. Goldberg and L. McDermott, Student Difficulties in Understanding Image Formation by a Plane Mirror Phys. Teach. 24 (8), 472 (1986), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342096>.
APA Format
Goldberg, F., & McDermott, L. (1986, November 1). Student Difficulties in Understanding Image Formation by a Plane Mirror. Phys. Teach., 24(8), 472-480. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342096
Chicago Format
Goldberg, Fred, and Lillian C. McDermott. "Student Difficulties in Understanding Image Formation by a Plane Mirror." Phys. Teach. 24, no. 8, (November 1, 1986): 472-480, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342096 (accessed 1 September 2014).
MLA Format
Goldberg, Fred, and Lillian C. McDermott. "Student Difficulties in Understanding Image Formation by a Plane Mirror." Phys. Teach. 24.8 (1986): 472-480. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342096>.
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