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ERIC Number: EJ647939
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
The Evolution of the Concept of Capacitance throughout the Development of the Electric Theory and the Understanding of Its Meaning by University Students.
Guisasola, Jenaro; Zubimendi, Jose L.; Almudi, Jose M.; Ceberio, Mikel
Science and Education, v11 n3 p247-61 May 2002
Describes students' difficulties in learning the meaning of capacitance in a charged body by considering that individuals construct mental representations in order to help their understanding of the way a physical system works under varied circumstances. Asserts that a critical study of the history and epistemology of science is likely to enlighten teachers and researchers about qualitative leaps in the evolution of a concept. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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