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American Journal of Physics
written by Rachel E. Scherr, Peter S. Shaffer, and Stamatis Vokos
An article reporting on an investigation of student understanding of the concept of time in special relativity. The results indicate that after standard instruction students at all academic levels have serious difficulties with the relativity of simultaneity and with the role of observers in inertial reference frames. Evidence is presented that suggests many students construct a conceptual framework in which the ideas of absolute simultaneity and the relativity of simultaneity harmoniously co-exist.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 69, Issue S1, Pages S24-S35
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10.1119/1.1371254
Keywords:
Concept Formation, Higher Education, Physics, Relativity, Science Education, Thinking Skills
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R. Scherr, P. Shaffer, and S. Vokos, Am. J. Phys. 69 (S1), S24 (2001), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1371254).
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R. Scherr, P. Shaffer, and S. Vokos, Student understanding of time in special relativity: Simultaneity and reference frames, Am. J. Phys. 69 (S1), S24 (2001), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1371254>.
APA Format
Scherr, R., Shaffer, P., & Vokos, S. (2001, July 1). Student understanding of time in special relativity: Simultaneity and reference frames. Am. J. Phys., 69(S1), S24-S35. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1371254
Chicago Format
Scherr, R, P. Shaffer, and S. Vokos. "Student understanding of time in special relativity: Simultaneity and reference frames." Am. J. Phys. 69, no. S1, (July 1, 2001): S24-S35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1371254 (accessed 23 October 2014).
MLA Format
Scherr, Rachel, Peter Shaffer, and Stamatis Vokos. "Student understanding of time in special relativity: Simultaneity and reference frames." Am. J. Phys. 69.S1 (2001): S24-S35. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1371254>.
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