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Other

Description:

In this article, the authors describe their investigation of student understanding of energy and momentum concepts at the level of introductory physics by designing and administering a 25-item multiple choice test and conducting individual interviews. They find that most students have difficulty in qualitatively interpreting basic principles related to energy and momentum and in applying them in physical situations. The test development process and a summary of results are presented.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Education Foundations,energy,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Physics Education Research,assessment tool,General Physics,Classical Mechanics,Graduate/Professional,Alternative Conceptions,Linear Momentum,Assessment,Conceptual Assessment,Work and Energy,conceptual knowledge,momentum,Higher Education,PERC 2001,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061213013322158T,Physics,Instruments,General,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Technology

Language:

English

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