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Abstract Title: Pedantic and Unnecessary - Student Use of Units in Physics Problems Involving Integrals
Abstract: Integration is a fundamental skill needed to solve many problems in physics. Several studies have investigated how students use integrals in physics, but few have focused on how students conceptualize units throughout the integration process. Using data from individual interviews, this study probes students' knowledge of units in the context of solving physics problems that involve integrals. This project is part of a larger research program to gain a deeper understanding of how students interpret integrals in physics and, more broadly, how they use mathematical methods. Supported in part by NSF Grant PHY 1406035.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Mikayla Mays
California State University Fullerton
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831
and Co-Presenter(s)
Michael Loverude, California State University Fullerton