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P. Emigh, G. Passante, and P. Shaffer
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P. Emigh, G. Passante, and P. Shaffer, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 112-115.
As part of a broad investigation of student understanding in physics, we have examined student ability with superposition throughout introductory and upper-division courses in…
  
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Q. Ryan, S. Pollock, and B. Wilcox
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Q. Ryan, S. Pollock, and B. Wilcox, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 283-286.
Boundary conditions (BCs) are considered as an important topic that advanced physics under- graduates are expected to understand and apply. We report findings from an investigation…
  
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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…
Quantitative reasoning skills in math methods  [ Conference Proceedings ]
  
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M. Loverude
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M. Loverude, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 203-206.
Many upper-division physics courses have as goals that students should ‘think like a physicist.’ While this is often not defined, most would agree that thinking like a physicist…
  
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J. Zwolak and C. Manogue
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J. Zwolak and C. Manogue, PERC 2014 Proceedings, 295 - 298.
The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic is an exam developed as part of the curriculum reform at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU). It was designed to…
Hanoi Towers Puzzle Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Murray
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The Hanoi Towers Puzzle Model shows a stack of different sized disks on the left most of three posts.  The objective is to move the stack of disks from the left post to the right…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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B. Wilcox, M. Caballero, D. Rehn, and S. Pollock, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 9 (2), 020119 (2013).
Many students in upper-division physics courses struggle with the mathematically sophisticated tools and techniques that are required for advanced physics content. We have developed…
  
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E. Gire and E. Price
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E. Gire and E. Price, PERC 2012 Proceedings, 150-153.
We use the theory of conceptual blending with material anchors to describe how people make meaning of the vector arrows representation of electric fields. We describe this…