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T. Smith, W. Christensen, and J. Thompson
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T. Smith, W. Christensen, and J. Thompson, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 277-280.
We report the rationale behind and preliminary results from a guided-inquiry conceptual worksheet (a.k.a. tutorial) dealing with Carnot’s efficiency and the Carnot cycle. The…
  
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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle
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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 81-84.
We report data on upper-level student understanding of entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics when comparing the isothermal and free expansions of an ideal gas. Data from pre-…
  
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J. Thompson, B. Bucy, and D. Mountcastle
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J. Thompson, B. Bucy, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 77-80.
We are engaged in a research project to study teaching and learning in upper-level thermal physics courses. We have begun to explore student functional understanding of mathematical…
  
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P. Heron, 2006 PhysTEC Conference (2006).
This presentation from the 2006 PTEC Conference presents education research on topics in thermodynamics. Student responses to conceptual thermodynamics questions, and the conceptions…
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C. Kautz, P. Heron, P. Shaffer, and L. McDermott, Am. J. Phys., 73 (11), 1064-1071 (2005).
Evidence from research indicates that many undergraduate science and engineering majors have seriously flawed microscopic models for the pressure and temperature in an ideal gas. In…