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Kohnle, Antje; Jackson, Alexander; Paetkau, Mark – Physics Teacher, 2019
Learning introductory quantum physics is challenging, in part due to the different paradigms in classical mechanics and quantum physics. Classical mechanics is deterministic in that the equations of motion and the initial conditions fully determine a particle's trajectory. Quantum physics is an inherently probabilistic theory in that only…
Descriptors: Probability, Quantum Mechanics, Physics, Computer Simulation
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Burkholder, Eric W. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2021
Previously, we had reported on the relationship between AP physics experience and exam scores, and student scores on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation and in an introductory calculus-based mechanics course [E. W. Burkholder and C. E. Wieman, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 15, 020117 (2019)]. Two limitations to our previous work were that we…
Descriptors: Physics, Advanced Placement, Introductory Courses, Science Instruction
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Cookson, Esther; Nelson, David; Anderson, Michael; McKinney, Daniel L.; Barsukov, Igor – Physics Teacher, 2019
Magnetic resonance is a quantum phenomenon and describes a resonant interaction of spins with electromagnetic fields. Its understanding requires advanced knowledge of quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics and thus often remains elusive to students. However, the great impact of this phenomenon on medicine, science, and technology makes…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Energy, Magnets, Physics
Belcher, Nathan Tillman – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This action research study used data from multiple assessments in Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism to determine the viability of Modeling Instruction as a pedagogy for students in AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism. Modeling Instruction is a guided-inquiry approach to teaching science in which students progress through…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Advanced Placement Programs, Mechanics (Physics)
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Dreyfus, Benjamin W.; Hoehn, Jessica R.; Elby, Andrew; Finkelstein, Noah D.; Gupta, Ayush – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: While there has been increasing recognition of the importance of attending to students' views about what counts as knowing and learning a STEM field, surveys that measure these "epistemological" beliefs are often used in ways that implicitly assume the fields, e.g., "physics," to be a single domain about which…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Science Education, Quantum Mechanics
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Zabriskie, Cabot; Yang, Jie; DeVore, Seth; Stewart, John – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
The use of machine learning and data mining techniques across many disciplines has exploded in recent years with the field of educational data mining growing significantly in the past 15 years. In this study, random forest and logistic regression models were used to construct early warning models of student success in introductory calculus-based…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Prediction, Introductory Courses, Physics
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Krijtenburg-Lewerissa, K.; Pol, H. J.; Brinkman, A.; van Joolingen, W. R. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2017
This study presents a review of the current state of research on teaching quantum mechanics in secondary and lower undergraduate education. A conceptual approach to quantum mechanics is being implemented in more and more introductory physics courses around the world. Because of the differences between the conceptual nature of quantum mechanics and…
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, College Science
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Kontomaris, S. V.; Malamou, A. – Physics Education, 2021
A significant approach that should be followed by physics teachers at the secondary education level in order to enhance students' understanding is to highlight the generality of the mathematical procedures that describe different physical phenomena. In this paper, the common procedure that is used to calculate the duration of various physical…
Descriptors: Computation, Equations (Mathematics), Secondary School Science, Mechanics (Physics)
Yildiz, Ali – Online Submission, 2013
The aim of this study is to investigate the views of pre-service mathematics teachers taking compulsory Physics-I (mechanics) and Physics-II (electricity) about the mistakes they encountered in the textbooks which they benefited from and the predictions of instructors teaching physics courses about these views. A total of 75 preservice teachers,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Physics
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Marshman, Emily; Sayer, Ryan; Henderson, Charles; Singh, Chandralekha – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2017
At large research universities, physics graduate teaching assistants (TAs) are often responsible for grading in courses at all levels. However, few studies have focused on TAs' grading practices in introductory and advanced physics courses. This study was designed to investigate whether physics graduate TAs grade students in introductory physics…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Grading, Introductory Courses, Physics
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Kontomaris, Stylianos-Vasileios; Malamou, Anna – Physics Education, 2021
A significant goal when teaching at the secondary education level is to present the generality of the procedures that are being used to describe a wide range of different physical phenomena. However, this approach is abandoned by physics instructors in many cases since the general mathematical background needed to present the above generality is…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Liang, Qingsheng; Wei, Yajun – Physics Teacher, 2018
"How does an aircraft fly?" is one of the most frequently asked science questions by young pupils. The lift on airplane wings also makes a great example of the application of the Bernoulli principle while teaching fluid mechanics in introductory physics and engineering courses. The topic is of great interest and is therefore covered in…
Descriptors: Physics, Visualization, Teaching Methods, Air Transportation
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Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario; Esquembre, Francisco; Mason, Bruce A.; Barbato, Lyle; Riggsbee, Matt – Physics Teacher, 2015
Over the past two years, the AAPT/ComPADRE staff and the Open Source Physics group have published the second edition of "Physlet Physics" and "Physlet Quantum Physics," delivered as interactive web pages on AAPT/ComPADRE and as free eBooks available through iTunes and Google Play. These two websites, and their associated books,…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Simulation, Web Sites
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Spatz, Verena; Hopf, Martin; Wilhelm, Thomas; Waltner, Christine; Wiesner, Hartmut – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
Newtonian mechanics is still among the most difficult topics in the physics' syllabus taught at school. For example, even after completing traditional instruction, students still think that a force is necessary to maintain motion. Therefore, a revised method of instruction is needed that meets students' learning needs. The aim of the project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Mechanics (Physics), Science Instruction
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Krakehl, Robert; Kelly, Angela M. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2021
Access and performance in advanced high school physics have been persistently inequitable when considering student ethnicity and gender. This quasiexperimental, observational study examined access and performance of students in four Advanced Placement (AP) Physics courses in 2018-2019: AP Physics 1 (N = 150 451), AP Physics 2 (N = 20 466), AP…
Descriptors: Physics, Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement Programs, Mechanics (Physics)
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