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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 81-84.
We report data on upper-level student understanding of entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics when comparing the isothermal and free expansions of an ideal gas. Data from pre-…
  
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P. Wattanakasiwich, P. Taleab, M. Sharma, and I. Johnston, Int. J. Innov. Sci. Math. Educ., 21 (1), 29-53 (2013).
Thermodynamics is a basic topic for both science and engineering disciplines. There have been many studies on heat and temperature, but only few focused on laws of thermodynamics.…
  
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K. Misaiko and J. Vesenka, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 257-260.
Kinetic Theory and Bernoulli‚Äôs Principle are fundamental concepts life science students can use to explain a variety of important biological phenomena. Based on paired student…
  
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P. Emigh, G. Passante, and P. Shaffer, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 137-140.
The Physics Education Group at the University of Washington is examining student understanding of blackbody radiation. Results from interviews and questions administered in sophomore…
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C. Kautz, P. Heron, P. Shaffer, and L. McDermott, Am. J. Phys., 73 (11), 1064-1071 (2005).
Evidence from research indicates that many undergraduate science and engineering majors have seriously flawed microscopic models for the pressure and temperature in an ideal gas. In…
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C. Kautz, P. Heron, M. Loverude, and L. McDermott, Am. J. Phys., 73 (11), 1055-1063 (2005).
Our findings from a long-term investigation indicate that many students cannot properly interpret or apply the ideal gas law after instruction in introductory physics and chemistry…