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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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E. Sayre and M. Wittmann, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 4 (2), 020105 (2008).
We investigate the interplay between mathematics and physics resources in intermediate mechanics students. In the mechanics course, the selection and application of coordinate…
  
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M. Vega, W. Christensen, B. Farlow, G. Passante, and M. Loverude, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 364-367.
In upper division physics courses students are required to work with various coordinate systems. This skill becomes particularly important when learning Electricity and Magnetism,…
  
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B. Schermerhorn and J. Thompson, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 312-315.
As part of an effort to examine students’ understanding of the structure of non-Cartesian coordinate systems and the differential vector elements associated with these systems,…
  
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C. Porter, A. Bogdan, and A. Heckler, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 244-247.
This study examined student difficulties related to the potential in the hydrogen atom, and the corresponding ground state, with special attention paid to the role of the Jacobian.…
  
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A. Turnbull, L. Doughty, V. Sawtelle, and M. Caballero, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 335-338.
Vector decomposition is a skill required across physics contexts and levels. In this paper, we present our analysis of 463 student responses to an item on the Colorado Classical…
  
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S. Goldhaber and S. Pollock - Online Resource
This web site provides research-based materials for a sophomore-level course in classical mechanics and mathematical methods. This material focuses on the mathematical foundation of…
  
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M. Caballero and S. Pollock, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 81-84.
Reliable and validated assessments of introductory physics have been instrumental in driving curricular and pedagogical reforms that lead to improved student learning. As part of an…
  
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E. Gire and E. Price, PERC 2011 Proceedings, 27-30.
In upper division electricity and magnetism, the manipulation and interpretation of vector functions is pervasive and a significant challenge to students. At CSU San Marcos, using…