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written by Gordon J. Aubrecht, II and Cristian Raduta
We administered a survey on electricity and magnetism to two populations of undergraduate students: one from Ohio State University, the other from Bucharest University (Romania), The survey had two multiple part questions. One question invited use of Gauss's Law in several different region. A bare majority of students could solve the simplest problem, that of the electric field inside a conductor. The other question asked about the force on and trajectory of charged particles in regions of magnetic field. These latter questions rely on understanding the Lorentz force and on transfer of general knowledge from classical mechanics studied earlier. Our results show that mechanics knowledge learned earlier does not transfer to electricity and magnetism. Transfer of learning about electricity and magnetism in both countries as measured by our instrument is less successful than we, as teachers, would have wished.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 85-88
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
= Gauss' Law
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
= Force on Moving Charges
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1063/1.2084707
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01.40.Fk
01.40.Gm
Keywords:
PERC 2004, conceptual survey, educational courses, electricity, electricity and magnetism, magnetism, research and development management, transfer of learning
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G. Aubrecht II and C. Raduta, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9538&DocID=3462).
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G. Aubrecht II and C. Raduta, Contrasts in Student Understanding of Simple E&M Questions in Two Countries presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9538&DocID=3462>.
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Aubrecht II, G., & Raduta, C. (2004, August 4-5). Contrasts in Student Understanding of Simple E&M Questions in Two Countries. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved August 28, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9538&DocID=3462
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Aubrecht II, Gordon, and Cristian Raduta. "Contrasts in Student Understanding of Simple E&M Questions in Two Countries." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9538&DocID=3462 (accessed 28 August 2014).
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Aubrecht II, Gordon, and Cristian Raduta. "Contrasts in Student Understanding of Simple E&M Questions in Two Countries." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 85-88 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 28 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9538&DocID=3462>.
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