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American Journal of Physics
written by Jing Li, Alexandru Maries, and Chandralekha Singh
We describe student difficulties in applying the superposition principle in combination with Gauss's law. We addressed these difficulties by developing a tutorial that uses guided inquiry. Students who used this tutorial following lecture-based instruction performed significantly better on these topics than those who did not. Instructors can assign the tutorial as classwork or homework.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 91, Issue 8, Pages 613–616
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J. Li, A. Maries, and C. Singh, , Am. J. Phys. 91 (8), 613–616 (2023), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0127127).
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J. Li, A. Maries, and C. Singh, Helping students apply superposition principle in problems involving spherical, cylindrical, and planar charge distributions, Am. J. Phys. 91 (8), 613–616 (2023), <https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0127127>.
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Li, J., Maries, A., & Singh, C. (2023, August 1). Helping students apply superposition principle in problems involving spherical, cylindrical, and planar charge distributions. Am. J. Phys., 91(8), 613–616. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0127127
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Li, J, A. Maries, and C. Singh. "Helping students apply superposition principle in problems involving spherical, cylindrical, and planar charge distributions." Am. J. Phys. 91, no. 8, (August 1, 2023): 613–616, https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0127127 (accessed 21 June 2024).
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Li, Jing, Alexandru Maries, and Chandralekha Singh. "Helping students apply superposition principle in problems involving spherical, cylindrical, and planar charge distributions." Am. J. Phys. 91.8 (2023): 613–616. 21 June 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0127127>.
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