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Abstract Title: Further Investigation of Examining Students Understanding of Lenz’s law and Faraday’s Law
Abstract: Magnetic induction has been known to be a particularly difficult concept in introductory physics. In this project, we build upon our previous research on probing the difficulties students have with magnetic flux in regards to Lenz's Law and Faraday's Law. This presentation will explore student responses when the format of the instrument was reversed, so that students had to use a flux vs. time graph to infer details of the physical situation. Although the newer version of the survey identifies other difficulties students have, the student responses suggest the value of this reverse process in both probing student thinking and in instruction on magnetic flux.

Supported in part by the CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Casey Sanchez
Cal State University Fullerton
970 West 42nd st.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: 3239199786
and Co-Presenter(s)
Dr. Michael E. Loverude, Professor, Department of Physics, California State University Fullerton.