ERIC Number: EJ608763
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Student Understanding of Light as an Electromagnetic Wave: Relating the Formalism to Physical Phenomena.
Ambrose, Bradley S.; Heron, Paula R. L.; Vokos, Stamatis; McDermott, Lillian C.
American Journal of Physics, v67 n10 p891-98 Oct 1999
Some serious difficulties that students have in understanding physical optics may be due in part to a lack of understanding of light as an electromagnetic wave. Describes the development and use of tutorials designed to address students' conceptual difficulties. (Contains over 15 references.) (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A