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ERIC Number: EJ1154754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
The Use of Force Notation to Detect Students' Misconceptions: Mutual Interactions Case
Serhane, Ahcene; Zeghdaoui, Abdelhamid; Debiache, Mehdi
School Science Review, v98 n364 p57-63 Mar 2017
Using a conventional notation for representing forces on diagrams, students were presented with questions on the interaction between two objects. The results show that complete understanding of Newton's Third Law of Motion is quite rare, and that some problems relate to misunderstanding which force acts on each body. The use of the terms "action" and "reaction" in this specific context, compared with their general use, was also found to be misleading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Algeria
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