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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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P. Barniol and G. Zavala, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 85-88.
In this paper, we investigate common preconceptions that Mexican university students have with the concept of direction of a vector. Students entering a large private Mexican…
  
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J. Hawkins, J. Thompson, and M. Wittmann, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 161-164.
In a series of ten two-dimensional graphical vector addition questions with varying visual representations, most students stuck to a single solution method, be it correct or…
  
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J. Van Deventer and M. Wittmann, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 208-211.
Research has shown that students have difficulties with vectors in college introductory physics courses and high school physics courses; furthermore, students have been shown to…
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V. Kuo and R. Beichner; Publisher: American Association of Physics Teachers, Phys. Teach., 44 (3), 168-172 (2006).
Most teachers of introductory physics will agree that many students have difficulty with vectors, so much so that we frequently spend a week at the beginning of the semester…
  
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P. Emigh, G. Passante, and P. Shaffer, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 112-115.
As part of a broad investigation of student understanding in physics, we have examined student ability with superposition throughout introductory and upper-division courses in…
  
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J. Buncher, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 56-59.
A recent study of calculus-based introductory physics students found that they performed significantly better on vector addition and subtraction tasks when the questions were given…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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P. Barniol and G. Zavala, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 10 (1), 010121 (2014).
In this article we discuss the findings of our research on students’ understanding of vector concepts in problems without physical context. First, we develop a complete taxonomy of…
  
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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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J. Buncher, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 75-78.
A recent study in a calculus-based introductory physics course found that students performed significantly better on vector addition and subtraction tasks when questions were given…
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