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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2006 Proceedings, 157-160.
Students in upper-level undergraduate thermodynamics courses were asked about the relationship between the complementary partial derivatives of the isothermal compressibility and the…
  
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R. Yeend, M. Loverude, and B. Gonzalez, PERC 2001 Proceedings.
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, shares the results of a density assessment administered to 787 middle school, high school, and college…
Science Education
  
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R. Stavy and B. Berkovitz, Sci. Educ., 64 (5), 679-692.
This study examines the effectiveness exercises based on the cognitive conflict, existing within the child, between two representational systems related to temperature: the…
  
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C. Alvarado, M. Wittmann, A. Rogers, and L. Millay, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 32-35.
In the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (MainePSP), we have observed that students improve the way they analyze thermal energy after instruction. Still, many of them continue to…
  
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C. Tanahoung, R. Chitaree, C. Soankwan, M. Sharma, and I. Johnston, The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 190-194 (2006).
In 2005 a project was undertaken at Mahidol University of Thailand. The aim of the project was to measure introductory students’ conceptual understanding of heat and temperature. In…
International Journal of Science Education
  
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H. Chu, D. Treagust, S. Yeo, and M. Zadnik, Int. J. Sci. Educ., 34 (10), 1509-1534 (2012).
The aims of this study were to determine the underlying conceptual structure of the thermal concept evaluation (TCE) questionnaire, a pencil-and-paper instrument about everyday…
  
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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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P. Southey, S. Allie, and D. Demaree, PERC 2012 Proceedings, 390-393.
Density is an important, multifaceted concept that occurs at many levels of physics education. Previous research has shown that a primary instantiation of the concept, mass density,…
  
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W. Christensen - Thesis
This thesis constitutes an investigation into student understanding of concepts in thermal physics in an introductory calculus-based university physics course. Nearly 90% of students…
American Journal of Physics
  
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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…