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written by Adrienne Traxler, Katrina E. Black, and John R. Thompson
To study introductory student difficulties with electrostatics, we compared student techniques when finding the electric field for spherically symmetric and non-spherically symmetric charged conductors. We used short interviews to design a free-response and multiple-choice-multiple-response survey that was administered to students in introductory calculus-based courses. We present the survey results and discuss them in light of Singh's results for Gauss's Law, Collins and Ferguson's epistemic forms and games, and Tuminaro's extension of games and frames.
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 173-176
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Education - Basic Research
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- Cognition
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
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- Electrostatics
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.2508720
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2006, assessment instrument, cognition, conceptual understanding, electric fields, electrostatics, interviews
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A. Traxler, K. Black, and J. Thompson, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5258&DocID=2134).
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A. Traxler, K. Black, and J. Thompson, Students' Use of Symmetry with Gauss's Law presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5258&DocID=2134>.
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Traxler, A., Black, K., & Thompson, J. (2006, July 26-27). Students' Use of Symmetry with Gauss's Law. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5258&DocID=2134
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Traxler, A, K. Black, and J. Thompson. "Students' Use of Symmetry with Gauss's Law." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, July 26-27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5258&DocID=2134 (accessed 15 September 2014).
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Traxler, Adrienne, Katrina E. Black, and John Thompson. "Students' Use of Symmetry with Gauss's Law." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 173-176 Vol. 883 of PER Conference. 15 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5258&DocID=2134>.
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