ERIC Number: EJ434927
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
A Study of University Students' Understanding of Simple Electric Circuits. Part 2: Batteries, Ohm's Law, Power Dissipated, Resistors in Parallel.
Picciarelli, V.; And Others
European Journal of Engineering Education, v16 n1 p57-72 1991
Results of a systematic investigation into university students' (n=236) misunderstandings of d.c. simple circuit operations are reported. These results provide evidence of various misconceptions present before and after teaching the following topics: a battery as a source of constant current; the functional relation expressed by Ohm's law; power dissipated; resistors in parallel. A copy of the instrument is included. (KR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see SE 547 947.