ERIC Number: EJ443643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Students' Reasoning in Thermodynamics.
Rozier, S.; Viennot, L.
International Journal of Science Education, v13 n2 p159-70 Apr-Jun 1991
Described are how students (n=2,000) reduce the complexity of multivariable problems. Tendencies toward "functional reduction" in common reasoning are shown to range from a simple reduction in the number of variables considered, to a more elaborate procedure where all variables are taken into account, but in a simplified way involving "linear causal reasoning." (KR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: France