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Plasticity of intermediate mechanics students’ coordinate system choice
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E. Sayre and M. Wittmann, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res.,
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We investigate the interplay between mathematics and physics resources in intermediate mechanics students. In the mechanics course, the selection and application of coordinate…
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Analyzing students’ collaboratively solving spherical unit vector problems in upperlevel E&M through a lens of shared resources
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Y. Cao and B. Hinrichs, PERC 2021 Proceedings, 8186.
We are interested in better understanding ways that students collaborate to solve conceptual physics problems in the context of spherical unit vectors in upperlevel E&M, especially…
http://www.percentral.org/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15729&DocID=5463
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Physics students learning about abstract mathematical tools when engaging with “invisible” phenomena
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T. Volkwyn, J. Airey, B. Gregorcic, F. Heijkensköld, and C. Linder, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 408411.
The construction of physics knowledge of necessity entails the combination of a wide range of resources, (e.g. specialized language, graphs, algebra, diagrams, equipment, gesture,…
http://www.percentral.org/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14657&DocID=4834
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Student determination of differential area elements in upperdivision physics
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B. Schermerhorn and J. Thompson, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 356359.
Given the significance of understanding differential area vectors in multivariable coordinate systems to the learning of electricity and magnetism (E&M), students in juniorlevel E&M…
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Student Objections to and Understanding of NonCartesian Unit Vector Notation in UpperLevel E&M
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B. Hinrichs, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 176179.
The upper level E&M course (i.e. based on Griffiths) involves the extensive integration of vector calculus concepts and notation with abstract physics concepts like field and…
http://www.percentral.org/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14599&DocID=4776
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Student understanding of unit vectors and coordinate systems beyond cartesian coordinates in upper division physics courses
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M. Vega, W. Christensen, B. Farlow, G. Passante, and M. Loverude, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 364367.
In upper division physics courses students are required to work with various coordinate systems. This skill becomes particularly important when learning Electricity and Magnetism,…
http://www.percentral.org/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14270&DocID=4624
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Students’ use of symbolic forms when constructing differential length elements
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B. Schermerhorn and J. Thompson, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 312315.
As part of an effort to examine students’ understanding of the structure of nonCartesian coordinate systems and the differential vector elements associated with these systems,…
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Student understanding of potential, wavefunctions and the Jacobian in hydrogen in graduatelevel quantum mechanics
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C. Porter, A. Bogdan, and A. Heckler, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 244247.
This study examined student difficulties related to the potential in the hydrogen atom, and the corresponding ground state, with special attention paid to the role of the Jacobian.…
http://www.percentral.org/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14239&DocID=4593
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Student Ideas around Vector Decomposition in the Upper Division
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A. Turnbull, L. Doughty, V. Sawtelle, and M. Caballero, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 335338.
Vector decomposition is a skill required across physics contexts and levels. In this paper, we present our analysis of 463 student responses to an item on the Colorado Classical…
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SEI: Classical Mechanics/Math Methods I Course Materials
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This web site provides researchbased materials for a sophomorelevel course in classical mechanics and mathematical methods. This material focuses on the mathematical foundation of…
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