D. Brookes, G. Horton, A. Heuvelen, and E. Etkina,
PERC 2004 Proceedings, 149-152.

We aim to examine communication in physics from a linguistic perspective and suggest a theoretical viewpoint that may enable us to explain and understand many physics students'…

D. Styer,
Am. J. Phys., **67** (12), 1094-1095 (1999).

All too often, courses in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics barrage their students with numerous equations that are left unexamined and uninvestigated. This note explains how…

E. Pollock, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle,
PERC 2007 Proceedings, 168-171.

Students in an upper-level thermal physics course were asked to compare quantities related to the First Law of Thermodynamics along with similar mathematical questions devoid of all…

D. Mountcastle, B. Bucy, and J. Thompson,
PERC 2007 Proceedings, 152-155.

Equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems are highly predictable as n, the number of particles approaches and exceeds Avogadro's number; theories of statistical physics depend on…