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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose - Online Resource
This set of tutorials explores forces and potentials in three dimensions. Students develop the concepts of conservative forces and potentials. The mathematical tools of the gradient,…
  
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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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The energy thread is a logical outgrowth of the modeling theory of physics instruction; it exemplifies a conceptually and pedagogically coherent theme designed to enhance connections…
  
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X. Zou, PERC 2001 Proceedings.
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, discusses an investigation which aims to provide a research base for the design of instruction to help…
  
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C. Singh and D. Rosengrant, PERC 2001 Proceedings.
In this article, the authors describe their investigation of student understanding of energy and momentum concepts at the level of introductory physics by designing and administering…
  
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In the past three decades, physics education research has primarily focused on student conceptual understanding; little work has been conducted to investigate student difficulties in…
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T. Pride, S. Vokos, and L. McDermott, Am. J. Phys., 66 (2), 147-157.
The issue of how to assess learning is addressed in the context of an investigation of student understanding of the work-energy and impulse-momentum theorems. Evidence is presented…
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R. Driver and L. Warrington, Phys. Educ., 20 (4), 171-176 (1985).
Investigated the extent to which 28 academically able students used energy conservation ideas in solving written and practical problems. Interviews show problems they had in…
  
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K. Gray and R. Scherr, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 128-131.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) promote a model of energy that includes the ideas that energy is conserved, that energy can be tracked as a flow through a system, that…
  
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M. Wittmann, C. Alvarado, and L. Millay, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 379-382.
Teachers discussing pedagogical strategies to help students with an incorrect idea about potential energy expressed competing goals for guiding student thinking: keep it simple and…
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