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written by Jill H. Larkin, John McDermott, Dorothea P. Simon, and Herbert A. Simon
We describe a set of two computer-implemented models that solve physics problems in ways characteristic of more and less competent human solvers. The main features accounting for different competences are differences in strategy for selecting physics principles, and differences in the degree of automation in the process of applying a single principle. The models provide a good account of the order in which principles are applied by human solvers working problems in kinematics and dynamics. They also are sufficiently flexible to allow easy extension to several related domains of physics problems.
Cognitive Science: Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 317-345
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J. Larkin, J. McDermott, D. Simon, and H. Simon, Cogn. Sci. 4 (4), 317 (1980), WWW Document, (http://csjarchive.cogsci.rpi.edu/1980v04/i04/p0317p0345/main.pdf).
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J. Larkin, J. McDermott, D. Simon, and H. Simon, Models of Competence in Solving Physics Problems, Cogn. Sci. 4 (4), 317 (1980), <http://csjarchive.cogsci.rpi.edu/1980v04/i04/p0317p0345/main.pdf>.
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Larkin, J., McDermott, J., Simon, D., & Simon, H. (1980, October 1). Models of Competence in Solving Physics Problems. Cogn. Sci., 4(4), 317-345. Retrieved December 14, 2017, from http://csjarchive.cogsci.rpi.edu/1980v04/i04/p0317p0345/main.pdf
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Larkin, J, J. McDermott, D. Simon, and H. Simon. "Models of Competence in Solving Physics Problems." Cogn. Sci. 4, no. 4, (October 1, 1980): 317-345, http://csjarchive.cogsci.rpi.edu/1980v04/i04/p0317p0345/main.pdf (accessed 14 December 2017).
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Larkin, Jill, John McDermott, Dorothea Simon, and Herbert Simon. "Models of Competence in Solving Physics Problems." Cogn. Sci. 4.4 (1980): 317-345. 14 Dec. 2017 <http://csjarchive.cogsci.rpi.edu/1980v04/i04/p0317p0345/main.pdf>.
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