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ERIC Number: EJ1014995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Teaching Electron--Positron--Photon Interactions with Hands-on Feynman Diagrams
Kontokostas, George; Kalkanis, George
Physics Teacher, v51 n4 p232-233 Apr 2013
Feynman diagrams are introduced in many physics textbooks, such as those by Alonso and Finn and Serway, and their use in physics education has been discussed by various authors. They have an appealing simplicity and can give insight into events in the microworld. Yet students often do not understand their significance and often cannot combine the basic units of interaction--points where the world lines of two fermions and one boson meet--to construct diagrams for observed processes. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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