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B. Ambrose, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 3-6.
Ongoing research in physics education has demonstrated that physics majors often do not develop a working knowledge of basic concepts in mechanics, even after standard instruction in…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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E. Sayre and M. Wittmann, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 4 (2), 020105 (2008).
We investigate the interplay between mathematics and physics resources in intermediate mechanics students. In the mechanics course, the selection and application of coordinate…
  
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K. Menchen and J. Thompson, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 81-84.
We describe recent results in an ongoing investigation of student understanding of sound, especially of sound propagation in solid media. We have recently administered written…
  
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C. Singh, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 23-26.
We investigate the difficulties that undergraduate students in quantum mechanics courses have in transferring learning from previous courses or within the same course from one…
  
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S. Murphy, D. McBride, J. Gross, and D. Zollman, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 213-216.
Resonant phenomena play a crucial role in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a widely used medical tool in today's society. The basic features of the resonance in MRI can be taught by…
  
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose - Online Resource
This set of tutorial materials covers the topic of simple harmonic motion. Students examine qualitatively and quantitatively the motion of a simple harmonic oscillator, as…
  
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D. Meredith - Online Resource
This page contains step-by-step tutorials and guided inquiry activities that are designed to help students discover physical properties and concepts by developing understanding from…
  
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In this dissertation, I describe an investigation of student understanding of mechanical and sound waves, how we organize our findings, and how our results lead to the development of…
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B. Ambrose and M. Wittmann - Online Resource
This web site provides small-group learning materials for teaching intermediate mechanics. The physics is Newtonian with very little Lagrangian formalism. Materials are a mix of…
  
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M. Wittmann and J. Morgan - Online Resource
This web site provides small-group learning materials for teaching wave physics and modern physics to non-science-majors. To match student skills, observation, qualitative analysis,…
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