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T. Smith, W. Christensen, and J. Thompson
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T. Smith, W. Christensen, and J. Thompson, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 277-280.
We report the rationale behind and preliminary results from a guided-inquiry conceptual worksheet (a.k.a. tutorial) dealing with Carnot’s efficiency and the Carnot cycle. The…
  
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M. Loverude, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 189-192.
As part of ongoing research on student understanding in upper-division thermal physics, we developed a number of simple diagnostic questions designed to probe understanding of basic…
  
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D. Mountcastle, B. Bucy, and J. Thompson
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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…
  
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F. Esquembre
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Easy Java Simulations (EJS) is a Java program that enables both programmers and novices to quickly and easily prototype, test, and distribute packages of Java simulations. Version…
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B. Lindsey, P. Heron, and P. Shaffer, Am. J. Phys., 77 (11), 999-1009 (2009).
The authors discuss students' ability to apply the concepts of work and energy to situations in which the internal structure of a system cannot be ignored, that is, the system cannot…
  
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J. Thompson, D. Meltzer, and M. Loverude
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This website provides the curriculum pieces, tutorials, and research papers developed under the Research on the Teaching and Learning of Thermal Physics grant. Diagnostic questions…
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