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European Journal of Physics
written by K. K. Mashood and Vijay A. Singh
Student difficulties regarding the angular velocity and angular acceleration of a particle have remained relatively unexplored in contrast to their linear counterparts. We present an inventory comprising multiple choice questions aimed at probing misconceptions and eliciting ill-suited reasoning patterns. The development of the inventory was based on interactions with students, teachers and experts. We report misconceptions, some of which are parallel to those found earlier in linear kinematics. Fixations with inappropriate prototypes were uncovered. Many students and even teachers mistakenly assume that all rotational motion is necessarily circular. A persistent notion that the direction of angular velocity and angular acceleration should be 'along' the motion exists. Instances of indiscriminate usage of equations were identified.
European Journal of Physics: Volume 33, Issue 5, Pages 1301-1312
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
= 2D Velocity
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- Alternative Conceptions
- Assessment
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- Lower Undergraduate
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10.1088/0143-0807/33/5/1301
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K. Mashood and V. Singh, Eur. J. Phys. 33 (5), 1301 (2012), WWW Document, (http://doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/33/5/1301).
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K. Mashood and V. Singh, An inventory on rotational kinematics of a particle: Unravelling misconceptions and pitfalls in reasoning, Eur. J. Phys. 33 (5), 1301 (2012), <http://doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/33/5/1301>.
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Mashood, K., & Singh, V. (2012, July 19). An inventory on rotational kinematics of a particle: Unravelling misconceptions and pitfalls in reasoning. Eur. J. Phys., 33(5), 1301-1312. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from http://doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/33/5/1301
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Mashood, K. K., and Vijay Singh. "An inventory on rotational kinematics of a particle: Unravelling misconceptions and pitfalls in reasoning." Eur. J. Phys. 33, no. 5, (July 19, 2012): 1301-1312, http://doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/33/5/1301 (accessed 18 December 2017).
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Mashood, K. K., and Vijay Singh. "An inventory on rotational kinematics of a particle: Unravelling misconceptions and pitfalls in reasoning." Eur. J. Phys. 33.5 (2012): 1301-1312. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/33/5/1301>.
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