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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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O. Levrini and A. diSessa, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 4 (1), 010107 (2008).
This article provides an empirical analysis of a single classroom episode in which students reveal difficulties with the concept of proper time in special relativity but slowly make…
  
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This dissertation reports on a systematic investigation of student understanding of the concepts of time and space in special relativity. During the investigation we have identified…
American Journal of Physics
  
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R. Scherr, P. Shaffer, and S. Vokos, Am. J. Phys., 70 (12), 1238-1248 (2002).
Previous research indicates that after standard instruction, students at all levels often construct a conceptual framework in which the ideas of absolute simultaneity and the…
International Journal of Science Education
  
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J. Ramadas, S. Barve, and A. Kumar, Int. J. Sci. Educ., 18 (5), 615-629.
This is one in a series of three papers in which undergraduate students in India were asked questions about transformations between different frames. Both kinematical and dynamical…
International Journal of Science Education
  
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J. Ramadas, S. Barve, and A. Kumar, Int. J. Sci. Educ., 18 (4), 463-477.
This is one in a series of three papers in which undergraduate students in India were asked questions about transformations between different frames. Both kinematical and dynamical…
European Journal of Science Education
  
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P. Hewson, Eur. J. Sci. Educ., 4 (1), 61-78.
Results of a case study (one graduate physics tutor) demonstrate that a person's conceptions, which include metaphysical commitments, play a significant role in the way s/he…
  
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K. Hahn, P. Emigh, and E. Gire, PERC 2019 Proceedings, 196-201.
Special relativity is both exciting and challenging in that it requires developing new intuitions about relativistic situations. How can we help students make sense of special…
American Journal of Physics
  
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D. Zollman, Am. J. Phys., 84 (8), 573-580 (2016).
Modern Physics has been used as a label for most of physics that was developed since the discovery of X-rays in 1895. Yet, we are teaching students who would not use the label…
The Physics Teacher
  
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M. Belloni, W. Christian, and M. Dancy, Phys. Teach., 42 (5), 284-290 (2004).
In a recent paper in this journal we presented work on the creation and use of Physlet-based exercises to teach physical and wave optics. Since then we have developed ready-to-run…
  
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M. Lenz, K. Hahn, P. Emigh, and E. Gire, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 240-243.
One difference between expert and novice problem-solvers is their use of sense-making strategies. Sense-making while solving physics problems involves coordinating the use of…
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