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The Physics Teacher
written by Michael C. Wittmann, Richard N. Steinberg, and Edward F. Redish
We have investigated student difficulties with mechanical waves and used the idea of mental models to organize our findings. Mental models describe the analogies and guidelines used to come to understand a topic. We find that individual students use both correct and incorrect mental models to make sense of a single physical situation.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 37, Issue 1, Pages 15-21
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© 1999 American Association of Physics Teachers
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10.1119/1.880142
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educational courses, elastic waves, mental models, physics, physics education research mechanical waves, problem solving, reviews, simulation, student experiments, teaching, testing, wave propagation
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Typo in title

Author: Bradley Ambrose
Posted: February 22, 2007 at 4:30PM

Please change "stud nets" to "students" in the title of this article.  Thanks!

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Re: Typo fixed

Author: Lyle
Posted: Feb 28, 2007 at 3:53PM

Hi Bradley,

This should be fixed.

Thanks for pointing this out,
-Lyle

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M. Wittmann, R. Steinberg, and E. Redish, Phys. Teach. 37 (1), 15 (1999), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.880142).
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M. Wittmann, R. Steinberg, and E. Redish, Making sense of how students make sense of mechanical waves, Phys. Teach. 37 (1), 15 (1999), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.880142>.
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Wittmann, M., Steinberg, R., & Redish, E. (1999, January 1). Making sense of how students make sense of mechanical waves. Phys. Teach., 37(1), 15-21. Retrieved October 23, 2019, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.880142
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Wittmann, M, R. Steinberg, and E. Redish. "Making sense of how students make sense of mechanical waves." Phys. Teach. 37, no. 1, (January 1, 1999): 15-21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.880142 (accessed 23 October 2019).
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Wittmann, Michael, Richard Steinberg, and Edward F. Redish. "Making sense of how students make sense of mechanical waves." Phys. Teach. 37.1 (1999): 15-21. 23 Oct. 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.880142>.
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