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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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Q. Ryan, S. Pollock, and B. Wilcox, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 283-286.
Boundary conditions (BCs) are considered as an important topic that advanced physics under- graduates are expected to understand and apply. We report findings from an investigation…
  
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S. Pollock and B. Wilcox, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 259-262.
Separation of variables can be a powerful technique for solving many of the partial differential equations that arise in physics contexts. Upper-division physics students encounter…
  
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M. Loverude, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 203-206.
Many upper-division physics courses have as goals that students should ‘think like a physicist.’ While this is often not defined, most would agree that thinking like a physicist…
  
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J. Zwolak and C. Manogue, PERC 2014 Proceedings, 295 - 298.
The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic is an exam developed as part of the curriculum reform at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU). It was designed to…
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B. Wilcox, M. Caballero, D. Rehn, and S. Pollock, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 9 (2), 020119 (2013).
Many students in upper-division physics courses struggle with the mathematically sophisticated tools and techniques that are required for advanced physics content. We have developed…
  
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E. Gire and E. Price, PERC 2012 Proceedings, 150-153.
We use the theory of conceptual blending with material anchors to describe how people make meaning of the vector arrows representation of electric fields. We describe this…