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Abstract Title: Insights into student understanding of statistical mechanics
Abstract: As part of our effort to develop a concept inventory for statistical mechanics, we have interviewed a number of students who have taken a thermal physics course, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, about their understanding of the statistical mechanics topics taught in the thermal physics curriculum. The questions asked during the interviews were formulated with input from experts in the field, and will later be fleshed out into multiple-choice questions. Here, we report some of our intermediate findings about the students understanding of some of the topics.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: 1.N4

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: William Lo
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC Phone: 7028820011