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E. Corpuz and N. Rebello, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 73-76.
In this paper we discuss the development and validation of hands-on and minds-on modeling activities geared towards improving students' understanding of microscopic friction. We will…
  
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose - Online Resource
This set of tutorial materials covers the topic of velocity dependent forces. Students examine qualitatively and quantitatively the motion of objects being acted upon by a velocity…
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C. Singh, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 4 (1), 010105 (2008).
This paper explores the use of isomorphic problem pairs (IPPs) to assess introductory physics students’ ability to solve and successfully transfer problem-solving knowledge from one…
  
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B. Ambrose and M. Wittmann - Online Resource
This web site provides small-group learning materials for teaching intermediate mechanics. The physics is Newtonian with very little Lagrangian formalism. Materials are a mix of…
  
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F. Reif - Book
This text is designed for an introductory calculus-based physics course for science or engineering students. Problem solving is taught through an instructional strategy that consists…
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P. Gorsky and M. Finegold, Instr. Sci., 22 (2), 75-90 (1994).
Describes a study of high school students that investigated students' responses to an anomaly generated by the juxtaposition of opposing explanatory frameworks and examined the…
  
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M. Kryjevskaia, M. Stetzer, and T. Le, PERC 2014 Proceedings, 143-146.
The performance of introductory students on similar tasks used to assess their understanding of a particular physics topic can vary widely; conceptual and reasoning competence…
  
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B. Hinrichs, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 181-184.
After learning Newton’s 2nd Law, students in a university modeling-based introductory physics class are asked to imagine a box sliding across a floor and slowing to a stop. Although…
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P. Nieminen, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 8 (1), 010123 (2012).
Previous physics education research has raised the question of “hidden variables” behind students’ success in learning certain concepts. In the context of the force concept, it has…
  
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R. Scherr, A. Elby, and R. Goertzen - Online Resource
This web site provides a set of guided inquiry tutorials for thirteen topics regularly covered in introductory physics. These resources are designed for use in small group…
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