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Difficulties Understanding the Explicative Model of Simple DC Circuits in Introductory Physics Courses
written by Ane Leniz, Kristina Zuza, and Jenaro Guisasola
Research has shown [1] that understanding the relationship between electrostatics and electrodynamics requires meaningful knowledge about electric concepts. The aim of this investigation is to identify the scope of students' understanding about electric concepts related to the Drude model and the Surface Charge model. In this paper we will describe preliminary results from research at University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and at University of Washington (UW). Some specific examples of the applied questions will be discussed. It will be shown that introductory physics students do not give consistent explanations about the charge movement mechanism on simple DC circuits. The results will be used to develop instructional materials further.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 151-154
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
= Circuit Analysis
= Currents
= Ohm's Law
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.034
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
41.20.-q
Keywords:
PERC 2014, electric field, electric potential difference, surface charge density, undergraduate
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Metadata instance created April 24, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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A. Leniz, K. Zuza, and J. Guisasola, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13471&DocID=4070).
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A. Leniz, K. Zuza, and J. Guisasola, Difficulties Understanding the Explicative Model of Simple DC Circuits in Introductory Physics Courses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13471&DocID=4070>.
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Leniz, A., Zuza, K., & Guisasola, J. (2014, July 30-31). Difficulties Understanding the Explicative Model of Simple DC Circuits in Introductory Physics Courses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13471&DocID=4070
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Leniz, A, K. Zuza, and J. Guisasola. "Difficulties Understanding the Explicative Model of Simple DC Circuits in Introductory Physics Courses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13471&DocID=4070 (accessed 24 October 2021).
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Leniz, Ane, Kristina Zuza, and Jenaro Guisasola. "Difficulties Understanding the Explicative Model of Simple DC Circuits in Introductory Physics Courses." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 151-154 of PER Conference. 24 Oct. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13471&DocID=4070>.
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