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American Journal of Physics
written by P. C. Peters
Honors students in an introductory physics course are shown to exhibit some of the same kinds of misconceptions as do students in the usual standard introductory courses. Examples are given of exercises and written exam questions that probe for conceptual understanding, and student responses to these questions are used to identify conceptual difficulties common to many students. Because these misconceptions were found in a very select group of students, the implication may be drawn that conceptual difficulties of the same kind are present in students in all levels of introductory physics.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 50, Issue 6, Pages 501-508
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- Alternative Conceptions
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© 1982 American Journal of Physics
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10.1119/1.12797
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Alternative Conceptions, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, EDUCATION, ELECTROMAGNETISM, PHYSICS
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June 1, 1982
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P. Peters, , Am. J. Phys. 50 (6), 501 (1982), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.12797).
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P. Peters, Even honors physics students have conceptual difficulties with physics, Am. J. Phys. 50 (6), 501 (1982), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.12797>.
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Peters, P. (1982, June 1). Even honors physics students have conceptual difficulties with physics. Am. J. Phys., 50(6), 501-508. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.12797
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Peters, P. C.. "Even honors physics students have conceptual difficulties with physics." Am. J. Phys. 50, no. 6, (June 1, 1982): 501-508, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.12797 (accessed 6 December 2022).
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Peters, P. C.. "Even honors physics students have conceptual difficulties with physics." Am. J. Phys. 50.6 (1982): 501-508. 6 Dec. 2022 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.12797>.
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