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S. Pollock and B. Wilcox
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S. Pollock and B. Wilcox, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 259-262.
Separation of variables can be a powerful technique for solving many of the partial differential equations that arise in physics contexts. Upper-division physics students encounter…
  
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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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D. Roundy, E. Weber, G. Sherer, and C. Manogue
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D. Roundy, E. Weber, G. Sherer, and C. Manogue, PERC 2014 Proceedings, 227-230.
We developed the Partial Derivative Machine (PDM) in response to difficulties we encountered in teaching students about mathematical concepts involving partial derivatives and total…
The Partial Derivative Machine  [ Conference Proceedings ]
  
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G. Sherer, M. Kustusch, C. Manogue, and D. Roundy
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G. Sherer, M. Kustusch, C. Manogue, and D. Roundy, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 341-344.
Research has shown that students struggle to understand the use of partial derivatives in thermodynamics. We have designed an apparatus, which we have called a Partial Derivative…
From Fear To Fun In Thermodynamics  [ Conference Proceedings ]
  
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D. Roundy, A. Gupta, J. Wagner, T. Dray, M. Kustusch, and C. Manogue
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D. Roundy, A. Gupta, J. Wagner, T. Dray, M. Kustusch, and C. Manogue, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 42-45.
The complexity of thermodynamics challenges many students as well as faculty. Understanding what a partial derivative represents may be key to reducing the anxiety associated with…