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Abstract Title: Aiding Student Understanding of Applying Kirchoff’s Voltage Law
Abstract: Students struggle with both a conceptual understanding and the mathematical application of Kirchoff's Voltage Law (KVL). The highly abstract nature of potential and electricity creates difficulties in students differentiating between and simply understanding such topics as charge, current, potential difference, and power. I have developed a diagram that builds conceptual understanding of potential and potential difference and also aids in generating a system of equations adhering to KVL. The diagram relates electric potential to a position along the circuit and incorporates all loops within that circuit on a single diagram.  Though this work is in its initial phases in a high school classroom it has favorable results with students.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Trevor Register
River Ridge High School and Kennesaw State University
and Co-Presenter(s)
David Rosengrant - Kennesaw State University

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