Describes the problem-solving behaviors of six novice subjects attempting to solve an electrostatics problem in calculus-based college physics. The level of qualitative thinking exhibited by these novices was determined. Sound procedural knowledge and problem representation were suggested as an integral part of skilled problem solving in physics.
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Keywords:Concept Formation,Thinking Skills,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Higher Education,NSDL,Electrostatics,Education Foundations,Student Characteristics,qualitative thinking,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Graduate/Professional,Problem Solving,Electricity & Magnetism,Misconceptions,Expert-Novice Comparisons,Education,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003064434750T,Ability
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