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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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B. Xue, R. Hazelton, P. Shaffer, and P. Heron, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 404-407.
Over the past several years, the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington has been developing tutorial worksheets for small-group sections for junior-level…
  
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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. Baily, L. Bollen, A. Pattie, P. van Kampen, and M. De Cock, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 51-54.
Undergraduate physics students are known to have difficulties with understanding mathematical tools, and with applying their knowledge of mathematics to physical contexts. Using…
  
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C. Baily and C. Astolfi, PERC 2014 Proceedings, 31-34.
Expanding our knowledge of student difficulties in advanced undergraduate electromagnetism is essential if we are to develop effective instructional interventions. Drawing on an…
  
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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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C. Singh and A. Maries, PERC 2012 Proceedings, 382-385.
An important goal of graduate physics core courses is to help students develop expertise in problem solving and improve their reasoning and meta-cognitive skills. We explore the…
  
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C. Baily, S. Pollock, M. Dubson, and N. Finkelstein - Online Resource
This web site contains a complete suite of resources suitable for the second semester of an undergraduate electricity and magnetism class. The materials developed include a suite of…
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R. Pepper, S. Chasteen, S. Pollock, and K. Perkins, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 8 (1), 010111 (2012).
We discuss common difficulties in upper-division electricity and magnetism (E&M) in the areas of Gauss’s law, vector calculus, and electric potential using both quantitative and…
  
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S. Pollock; Publisher: Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado - Online Resource
This website provides the materials to teach a transformed sophomore-level classical mechanics/math methods course. The provided course is the first semester of a two-semester…