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written by Karen Cummings and Edward Grillo
In this paper we explore students' pre-instruction knowledge of several conceptual and procedural pieces of knowledge that we believe are prerequisite to one's ability to generate correct light ray diagrams and understand image formation by a plane mirror. The research population is an algebra-based, introductory physics class of about 50 students at a medium-sized, urban, public university. Both individual interviews and written free response questions were used to gather data.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 185-188
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10.1063/1.2084732
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42.79.Bh
42.25.Gy
Keywords:
PERC 2004, conceptual knowledge, education, light ray diagrams, mirrors, procedural knowledge, reflection
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K. Cummings and E. Grillo, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9564&DocID=3453).
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K. Cummings and E. Grillo, Conceptual Underpinnings of Students' Ability to Understand Reflections from a Plane Mirror presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9564&DocID=3453>.
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Cummings, K., & Grillo, E. (2004, August 4-5). Conceptual Underpinnings of Students' Ability to Understand Reflections from a Plane Mirror. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9564&DocID=3453
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Cummings, Karen, and Edward Grillo. "Conceptual Underpinnings of Students' Ability to Understand Reflections from a Plane Mirror." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9564&DocID=3453 (accessed 17 April 2014).
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Cummings, Karen, and Edward Grillo. "Conceptual Underpinnings of Students' Ability to Understand Reflections from a Plane Mirror." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 185-188 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9564&DocID=3453>.
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