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written by Brian W. Adrian
Introductory college physics students have various preconceptions about the concepts of introductory electricity and magnetism. Using pretests, quizzes, and semi-clinical oral interviews, students' preconceptions in eight categories were examined: (i) existence of electric and magnetic fields, (ii) sources of electric and magnetic fields, (iii) representation of fields, (iv) superposition of fields, (v) relationship between electric and magnetic fields, (vi) relationship between gravitational and electric fields, (vii) relationship between gravitational and magnetic fields, and (viii) the behavior of magnets. Multimedia lessons based on the Karplus learning cycle were developed to address the students' misconceptions. Using posttests and semi-clinical oral interviews, the multimedia lessons were found to be effective in helping a majority of the students to better understand the concepts of electricity and magnetism.
University: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Academic Department:  Physics and Astronomy
Pages 188
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
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- Magnetic Fields and Forces
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- Magnetic Materials
= Magnets
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Ph.D. Dissertation
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Adrian, B. (1997, January 1). Using Multimedia to Teach College Students the Concepts of Electricity and Magnetism (Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1997). Retrieved October 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11962&DocID=2994
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Adrian, Brian. "Using Multimedia to Teach College Students the Concepts of Electricity and Magnetism." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1997. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11962&DocID=2994 (accessed 30 October 2014).
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Adrian, Brian. "Using Multimedia to Teach College Students the Concepts of Electricity and Magnetism." Ph.D. Dissertation. 1 Jan. 1997. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1997. 30 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11962&DocID=2994>.
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