Student Reasoning Regarding Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics in an Introductory Physics Course
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, shares the results of a short diagnostic quiz has been administered over the past two years in the calculus-based introductory physics course at...
This webpage is a tutorial on work and energy designed and maintained by a high school physics teacher. Topics include kinetic and potential energy, spring potential energy, GPE, heat and temperature, and nuclear...
This student activity is designed to explore the concept of work. Using inclined planes with different slopes, students are lead to discover the invariance of force times distance for objects starting at the same...
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