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College Students' Transfer from Calculus to Physics  [ Conference Proceedings ]
  
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L. Cui, N. Rebello, and A. Bennett
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L. Cui, N. Rebello, and A. Bennett, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 37-40.
This research investigated students' transfer of learning from calculus courses to an introductory physics course. We used semi-structured think aloud interviews to assess the extent…
The trouble with numerical derivatives  [ Computer Program ]
  
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This Mathematica Notebook explores the effect of noise in data when performing numerical analysis. The numerical derivative of a set of data is always less smooth than the data…
  
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J. Wolfe; Publisher: University of New South Wales
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This web page provides a basic introduction to differentials and integrals, written in simple language and accompanied by easily-understood examples. It covers topics such as the…
  
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F. Elmer
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This site contains a combination of interactive simulations and lecture notes on harmonic oscillators, resonance, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos. Users can change variables such as…
  
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L. Cui
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Many introductory calculus-based physics students have difficulties when solving physics problems involving calculus. This study investigates students’ retention and transfer from…
  
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N. Amos and A. Heckler
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N. Amos and A. Heckler, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 35-38.
Evidence suggests that a major obstacle to student success in the construction of physics integrals is an inability to formulate and interpret differentials and products involving…
  
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J. Wagner, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 355-358.
Students use a variety of resources to make sense of integration, and interpreting the definite integral as a sum of infinitesimal products (rooted in the concept of a Riemann sum)…
  
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G. Passante, P. Emigh, T. Wan, and P. Shaffer
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G. Passante, P. Emigh, T. Wan, and P. Shaffer, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 247-250.
We have investigated the extent to which students can qualitatively determine the effect of perturbations to a Hamiltonian on the energies of the eigenfunctions. The results indicate…
Notices of the American Mathematical Society
  
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J. Epstein, Notices Amer. Math. Soc., 60 (8), 1018-1026 (2013).
The Calculus Concept Inventory (CCI) is a test of conceptual understanding (and only that—there is essentially no computation) of the most basic principles of differential calculus.…
  
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S. Goldhaber and S. Pollock
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This web site provides research-based materials for a sophomore-level course in classical mechanics and mathematical methods. This material focuses on the mathematical foundation of…
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