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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose - Online Resource
This set of tutorials explores forces and potentials in three dimensions. Students develop the concepts of conservative forces and potentials. The mathematical tools of the gradient,…
  
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E. Marshman and C. Singh, PERC 2020 Proceedings, 309-314.
Dirac notation is a compact and elegant notation taught to students in advanced quantum mechanics courses. However, students struggle to master Dirac notation and have difficulty…
  
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J. Huffman, M. Vignal, and B. Wilcox, PERC 2020 Proceedings, 222-227.
The divergence theorem is an important mathematical tool used in many areas of physics, most notably, electricity and magnetism. Students have nominally encountered the divergence…
  
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E. Campos, G. Zavala, K. Zuza, and J. Guisasola, PERC 2019 Proceedings, 81-86.
In electricity and magnetism (E&M) courses, students have difficulties understanding the concept of electric field. Because of its abstract nature, students can only understand the…
  
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P. Klein, J. Viiri, and J. Kuhn, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 15 (1), 010126 (2019).
The coordination of multiple external representations is important for learning, but yet a difficult task for students, requiring instructional support. The subject in this study…
  
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M. Wilson and R. Beichner, PERC 2018 Proceedings.
It is well known that plane waves in electricity and magnetism (E&M) are misunderstood by students. Particularly, the traditional visual representation of these plane waves is…
  
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P. Klein, J. Viiri, and J. Kuhn, PERC 2018 Proceedings.
Prior research has shown that students struggle to indicate whether vector field plots have zero or non-zero curl or divergence. In an instruction-based eye-tracking study, we…
  
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P. Klein and J. Kuhn, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 220-223.
A survey with N = 39 second-year students demonstrates that most students fail to relate graphical vector field representations to the concept of divergence. Even after providing…
  
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B. Hinrichs, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 176-179.
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…
  
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B. Xue, R. Hazelton, P. Shaffer, and P. Heron, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 404-407.
Over the past several years, the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington has been developing tutorial worksheets for small-group sections for junior-level…
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