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M. Wittmann and E. Chase, PERC 2011 Proceedings, 383-386.
That students think of wavepulses as if throwing balls down a long taut spring is well established. Typical questions involve students imagining the spring already pulled taut; a…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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A. Tongchai, M. Sharma, I. Johnston, K. Arayathanitkul, and C. Soankwan, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 7 (2), 020101 (2011).
We administered a multiple-choice conceptual survey in mechanical waves to 902 students ranging from high school to second year university. Analysis identified several conceptual…
International Journal of Science Education
  
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A. Tongchai, M. Sharma, I. Johnston, K. Arayathanitkul, and C. Soankwan, Int. J. Sci. Educ., 31 (18), 2437-2457 (2009).
An understanding of mechanical waves is a pre-requisite for the study of many topics in advanced physics, and indeed in many other disciplines. There have been many research studies…
  
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R. Roedel, S. El-Ghazaly, T. Reed-Rhoads, and E. El-Sharawy - Report
The Foundation Coalition at Arizona State University offered for the first time a novel upper division integrated course in Electrical Engineering in the fall ’97 semester. The…
  
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T. Reed-Rhoads and R. Roedel - Report
The Foundation Coalition at Arizona State University has developed a new instrument to measure the cognitive development of electrical engineering students in the area of wave…
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P. Barniol and G. Zavala, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 12 (1), 010107 (2016).
In this article we present several modifications of the mechanical waves conceptual survey, the most important test to date that has been designed to evaluate university students’…
  
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A. Berger, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 63-66.
A robust grasp of electromagnetic (EM) plane waves is helpful for studying advanced Optics topics such as reflection, interference, and the wavelength dependence of refractive index.…
  
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D. McBride, S. Murphy, and D. Zollman, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 225-228.
This study utilizes the implementation of research-based learning materials designed to teach students about the physics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a concepts-based…
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N. Podolefsky, K. Perkins, and W. Adams, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020117 (2010).
This paper extends prior research on student use of computer simulations (sims) to engage with and explore science topics, in this case wave interference. We describe engaged…
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Z. Hrepic, D. Zollman, and N. Rebello, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020114 (2010).
We investigated introductory physics students’ mental models of sound propagation. We used a phenomenographic method to analyze the data in the study. In addition to the…
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