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G. Lee and J. Yi, PERC 2006 Proceedings, 165-168.
During our investigation of students' understanding of gravitational potential energy, we found some difficulties that students have with this topic. Many students who took…
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R. Gunstone and R. White, Sci. Educ., 65 (3), 291-299 (2005).
Reports results of a large-scale study that investigated the knowledge of gravity and related principles of mechanics possessed by first-year physics students (N=468) at Monash…
  
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M. Wittmann, C. Alvarado, and L. Millay, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 396-399.
In a teacher professional development meeting, teachers were asked a question about potential energy and then to discuss why students might give a particular response to it. Working…
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B. Lindsey, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 10 (1), 013101 (2014).
This paper describes an investigation into student reasoning about potential energy in the context of introductory electrostatics. Similar incorrect reasoning patterns emerged both…
  
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P. Nieminen, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri - Online Resource
This 30-minute research-based multiple-choice test is designed to investigate students' ability to interpret multiple representations consistently in the context of four force…
  
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S. Pollock; Publisher: Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado - Online Resource
This website provides the materials to teach a transformed sophomore-level classical mechanics/math methods course. The provided course is the first semester of a two-semester…
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P. Nieminen, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020109 (2010).
This study investigates students’ ability to interpret multiple representations consistently (i.e., representational consistency) in the context of the force concept. For this…