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D. Meltzer, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 31-34.
I discuss some observations from using interactive-engagement instructional methods in an upper-level thermal physics course over a two-year period. From the standpoint of the…
  
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D. Brookes, G. Horton, A. Heuvelen, and E. Etkina, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 149-152.
We aim to examine communication in physics from a linguistic perspective and suggest a theoretical viewpoint that may enable us to explain and understand many physics students'…
  
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E. Pollock, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 168-171.
Students in an upper-level thermal physics course were asked to compare quantities related to the First Law of Thermodynamics along with similar mathematical questions devoid of all…
  
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D. Mountcastle, B. Bucy, and J. Thompson, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 152-155.
Equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems are highly predictable as n, the number of particles approaches and exceeds Avogadro's number; theories of statistical physics depend on…
  
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D. Meltzer, PERC 2006 Proceedings, 38-41.
As part of an investigation into student learning of thermodynamics, we have probed the reasoning of students enrolled in introductory and advanced courses in both physics and…
  
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D. Meltzer, PERC 2001 Proceedings.
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, shares the results of a diagnostic quiz administered over the past two years in the calculus-based…
  
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R. Knight - Book
This book discusses the value of interactive forms of physics education and gives examples of lessons, activities and demonstrations for the physics classroom. It includes…
American Journal of Physics
  
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F. Reif, Am. J. Phys., 67 (12), 1051-1062 (1999).
Heat and thermodynamics are traditionally taught in the introductory physics course from a predominantly macroscopic point of view. However, it is advantageous to adopt a more modern…
The Physics Teacher
  
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S. Yeo and M. Zadnik, Phys. Teach., 39 (1), 496-504 (2001).
We describe a pen and paper instrument designed to provide a measure of a range of student beliefs about thermal phenomena. The trial version, administered to 478 high school and…
  
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B. Brown - Thesis
Research-based tools to educate college students in physics courses from introductory level to graduate level are essential for helping students with a diverse set of goals and…
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