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Abstract Title: Student difficulties with right hand rules
Abstract: Although there is much speculation about why students struggle with the use of right hand rules in physics, there is little data that directly addresses the issue. Starting from research in vector understanding and spatial cognition, several factors have been identified as possibly contributing to the difficulty of using physical right hand rules. We will present preliminary results of a study designed to address the degree to which these factors impact student use of a right hand rule.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Mary Bridget Kustusch
North Carolina State University
Physics Department, Box 8202
Raleigh, NC 27695-8202
Phone: 919-513-7214
and Co-Presenter(s)
Robert J. Beichner, North Carolina State University