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M. Loverude, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 213-216.
As part of an ongoing research and curriculum development project for upper-division courses in thermal physics, we have developed a sequence of tutorials in which students apply…
  
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T. Smith, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 305-308.
As part of research into student understanding of topics related to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics at the upper division, we have identified student difficulties in…
  
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J. Watkins, K. Hall, E. Redish, and T. Cooke, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 333-336.
The University of Maryland (UMD) Biology Education and Physics Education Research Groups are investigating students’ views on the role of physics in introductory biology courses.…
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B. Lindsey, P. Heron, and P. Shaffer, Am. J. Phys., 77 (11), 999-1009 (2009).
The authors discuss students' ability to apply the concepts of work and energy to situations in which the internal structure of a system cannot be ignored, that is, the system cannot…
  
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E. Langbeheim, S. Safran, and E. Yerushalmi, PERC 2012 Proceedings, 23-26.
We present design guidelines for using Adapted Primary Literature (APL) as part of current interdisciplinary topics to introductory physics students. APL is a text genre that allows…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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E. Langbeheim, S. Safran, S. Livne, and E. Yerushalmi, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 9 (2), 020117 (2013).
We analyze the development in students’ understanding of fundamental principles in the context of learning a current interdisciplinary research topic—soft matter—that was adapted to…
  
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C. Manogue, E. Gire, and D. Roundy, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 27-30.
Upper-division physics requires students to use abstract mathematical objects to model measurable properties of physical entities. We have developed activities that engage students…
  
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D. Roundy, A. Gupta, J. Wagner, T. Dray, M. Kustusch, and C. Manogue, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 42-45.
The complexity of thermodynamics challenges many students as well as faculty. Understanding what a partial derivative represents may be key to reducing the anxiety associated with…
  
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P. Emigh, G. Passante, and P. Shaffer, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 137-140.
The Physics Education Group at the University of Washington is examining student understanding of blackbody radiation. Results from interviews and questions administered in sophomore…
  
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B. Geller, B. Dreyfus, J. Gouvea, V. Sawtelle, C. Turpen, and E. Redish, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 157-160.
In our Introductory Physics for Life Scientists (IPLS) course at the University of Maryland, we are building interdisciplinary bridges that help students better understand…
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