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Title: A Summary of Students' Mental Models and Their Applications in Contexts Pertaining to Newton's II Law DOC
Url: http://piggy.cis.rit.edu/franklin/perc2002/Itza.doc
Creator: Itza-Ortiz, Salomon F.
Rebello, N. Sanjay
Publisher: Rochester Institute of Technology. Center for Imaging Science
Description: In this study, presented at the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, authors describe their investigation of students' use of Newton's II law in mechanics and electricity and magnetism contexts. They interviewed 16 students in a two-semester calculus-based physics course and found students' answers are consistent with two principal mental models and a combination of these two. The authors also explore whether the students who use Newton's Second Law in mechanics contexts continue to do so in electricity and magnetism.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter -- Statistical physics -- Special types of statistical mechanics, A-Z -- Classical
Science -- Physics -- Biography -- Individual, A-Z -- Newton
Science -- Physics -- Electricity and magnetism
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Physics -- Electricity
Physics -- Magnetism
Physics -- Newton's laws and Newtonian mechanics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2002
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Format: doc
Audience: College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Student Teachers
Teacher Educators
Teachers
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Assessment of Students
Cognition
Education Foundations
electricity
Learning Theory
Magnetism
mechanics
Newton's Second Law
PERC 2002
Student Characteristics
Date Of Record Release: 2010-11-04 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-09-13 12:40:51 (W3C-DTF)
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