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written by Michael McCloskey, Alfonso Caramazza, and Bert Green
University students were asked to draw the path a moving object would follow in several different situations. Over half of the students, including many who had taken physics courses, evidenced striking misconceptions about the motion of objects. In particular, many students believed that even in the absence of external forces, objects would move in curved paths.
Science: Volume 210, Issue 4474, Pages 1139-1141
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43473753
DOI:
10.1126/science.210.4474.1139
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00368075
Keywords:
alternate conceptions, conceptual understanding, misconceptions, motion
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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M. McCloskey, A. Caramazza, and B. Green, Science 210 (4474), 1139 (1980), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.210.4474.1139).
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M. McCloskey, A. Caramazza, and B. Green, Curvilinear motion in the absence of external forces: Naive beliefs about the motion of objects, Science 210 (4474), 1139 (1980), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.210.4474.1139>.
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McCloskey, M., Caramazza, A., & Green, B. (1980, December 5). Curvilinear motion in the absence of external forces: Naive beliefs about the motion of objects. Science, 210(4474), 1139-1141. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.210.4474.1139
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McCloskey, M, A. Caramazza, and B. Green. "Curvilinear motion in the absence of external forces: Naive beliefs about the motion of objects." Science. 210, no. 4474, (December 5, 1980): 1139-1141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.210.4474.1139 (accessed 13 December 2017).
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McCloskey, Michael, Alfonso Caramazza, and Bert Green. "Curvilinear motion in the absence of external forces: Naive beliefs about the motion of objects." Science 210.4474 (1980): 1139-1141. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.210.4474.1139>.
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