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written by David E. Meltzer
Students' reasoning regarding the relationships among electric fields, forces, and equipotential line patterns was explored using pre- and post-test responses to selected multiple-choice questions on the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism. Students' written explanations of their reasoning, provided both pre- and post-instruction, allowed additional assessment of the changes in their thinking. In particular, the data indicate that although students largely abandon an initial tendency to associate stronger fields with wider equipotential line spacing, many of them persist in incorrectly associating electric field magnitude at a point with the electric potential at that point.
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 177-180
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Education Foundations
- Assessment
- Cognition
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2508721
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2508721
NSF Numbers:
0206683
0243258
0311450
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
CSEM, PERC 2006, cognition, conceptual understanding, electric fields, electric forces, electric potential, electricity, magnetism
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Metadata instance created June 4, 2007 by Shawn Weatherford
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July 16, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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D. Meltzer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5257&DocID=2125).
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D. Meltzer, Analysis Of Shifts In Students' Reasoning Regarding Electric Field And Potential Concepts presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5257&DocID=2125>.
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Meltzer, D. (2006, July 26-27). Analysis Of Shifts In Students' Reasoning Regarding Electric Field And Potential Concepts. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5257&DocID=2125
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Meltzer, David. "Analysis Of Shifts In Students' Reasoning Regarding Electric Field And Potential Concepts." 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=5257&DocID=2125 (accessed 30 July 2014).
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Meltzer, David. "Analysis Of Shifts In Students' Reasoning Regarding Electric Field And Potential Concepts." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 177-180 Vol. 883 of PER Conference. 30 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5257&DocID=2125>.
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