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R. Bajracharya, T. Wemyss, and J. Thompson, PERC 2011 Proceedings, 111-114.
Physics students are expected to apply the mathematics learned in their mathematics courses to physics concepts and problems. Few PER studies have distinguished between difficulties…
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D. Nguyen and N. Rebello, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 7 (1), 010112 (2011).
This study investigates how students understand and apply the area under the curve concept and the integral-area relation in solving introductory physics problems. We interviewed 20…
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D. Nguyen and N. Rebello, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 7 (1), 010113 (2011).
This study investigates the common difficulties that students in introductory physics experience when solving problems involving integration in the context of electricity. We…
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J. Von Korff and N. Rebello, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 8 (1), 010125 (2012).
We designed a sequence of seven lessons to facilitate learning of integration in a physics context. We implemented this sequence with a single college sophomore, “Amber,” who was…
  
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G. Duda and J. Ross, PERC 2011 Proceedings, 183-186.
This paper presents an experiment in project/problem-based learning (PBL) in an upper division mathematical physics course. The group project in the course involved modeling a zombie…
  
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E. Gire and C. Manogue, PERC 2011 Proceedings, 195-198.
Operators play a central role in the formalism of quantum mechanics. In particular, operators corresponding to observables encode important information about the results of quantum…
  
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D. Hu, J. Von Korff, and N. Rebello, PERC 2011 Proceedings, 215-218.
We carried out several experiments in which we used sequences of physics problems to investigate students' ability to apply calculus concepts in physics problems. In this paper, we…
  
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N. Khan, D. Hu, D. Nguyen, and N. Rebello, PERC 2011 Proceedings, 227-230.
Integration is widely used in physics in electricity and magnetism (E&M), as well as in mechanics, to calculate physical quantities from other non-constant quantities. We designed a…
  
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S. Pollock; Publishers: Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado and University of Colorado at Boulder - Online Resource
This website provides the materials to teach a transformed sophomore-level classical mechanics/math methods course. The provided course is the first semester of a two-semester…
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R. Pepper, S. Chasteen, S. Pollock, and K. Perkins, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 8 (1), 010111 (2012).
We discuss common difficulties in upper-division electricity and magnetism (E&M) in the areas of Gauss’s law, vector calculus, and electric potential using both quantitative and…
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