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American Journal of Physics
written by J.W. Halley, Azin Adjoudani, Patricia Heller, and James S. Terwilliger
The study described uses the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as an indicator of US undergraduate physics majors' comprehension. Generally the results show that the GRE does not cover the entire curriculum (low values of R2) for any institution type. With regard to the coverage of the GRE by the curriculum (R1 values), there are significant differences between institutions of different types. Institutions with graduate programs have curricula that cover the modern physics and statistical mechanics aspects of the GRE significantly better than institutions without graduate programs.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 59, Issue 5, Pages 403-410
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© 1991 American Journal of Physics
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DOI:
10.1119/1.16517
Keywords:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE), curriculum, modern physics, physics majors, physics-experimental, physics-mathematical, physics-solid-state
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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July 29, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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May 1, 1991
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J. Halley, A. Adjoudani, P. Heller, and J. Terwilliger, Am. J. Phys. 59 (5), 403 (1991), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.16517).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Halley, A. Adjoudani, P. Heller, and J. Terwilliger, The Graduate Record Examination as an Indicator of U.S. Physics Students' Comprehension of Curriculum, Am. J. Phys. 59 (5), 403 (1991), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.16517>.
APA Format
Halley, J., Adjoudani, A., Heller, P., & Terwilliger, J. (1991, May 1). The Graduate Record Examination as an Indicator of U.S. Physics Students' Comprehension of Curriculum. Am. J. Phys., 59(5), 403-410. Retrieved December 7, 2021, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.16517
Chicago Format
Halley, J, A. Adjoudani, P. Heller, and J. Terwilliger. "The Graduate Record Examination as an Indicator of U.S. Physics Students' Comprehension of Curriculum." Am. J. Phys. 59, no. 5, (May 1, 1991): 403-410, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.16517 (accessed 7 December 2021).
MLA Format
Halley, J.W., Azin Adjoudani, Patricia Heller, and James S. Terwilliger. "The Graduate Record Examination as an Indicator of U.S. Physics Students' Comprehension of Curriculum." Am. J. Phys. 59.5 (1991): 403-410. 7 Dec. 2021 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.16517>.
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