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ERIC Number: EJ1174723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Basic Guidelines to Introduce Electric Circuit Simulation Software in a General Physics Course
Moya, A. A.
Physics Education, v53 n3 Article 035006 May 2018
The introduction of electric circuit simulation software for undergraduate students in a general physics course is proposed in order to contribute to the constructive learning of electric circuit theory. This work focuses on the lab exercises based on dc, transient and ac analysis in electric circuits found in introductory physics courses, and shows how students can use the simulation software to do simple activities associated with a lab exercise itself and with related topics. By introducing electric circuit simulation programs in a general physics course as a brief activity complementing lab exercise, students develop basic skills in using simulation software, improve their knowledge on the topology of electric circuits and perceive that the technology contributes to their learning, all without reducing the time spent on the actual content of the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain
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