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Sengul, Ozden – European Journal of Physics Education, 2019
This study explored how research-based physics tutorials help students use argumentation in a small group-work activity. The participants were four first-year non-major physics students taking algebra-based introductory physics course in an urban university in the southeastern region of United States (US). The content analysis was conducted to…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Physics, College Freshmen, Introductory Courses
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Härtel, Hermann – European Journal of Physics Education, 2018
The well-known historical development of Electromagnetism, strongly influenced by the work of Faraday and Maxwell, has led to the introduction of the magnetic field as an important component to explain the diverse phenomena of electromagnetic induction. This historical development is compared in the form of a thought experiment with a possible…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Electronics
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Dean, Kevin – European Journal of Physics Education, 2018
The conical pendulum provides a rich source of theoretical and computational analysis and the present work presents a seamless continuation of the previous publication. The tension force F[subscript T] and centripetal force F[subscript C] are explored further in linearization analyses and the appropriate slopes are explained. A similar analysis is…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Motion, Scientific Concepts
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Dean, Kevin – European Journal of Physics Education, 2017
This paper represents a continuation of the theoretical and computational work from an earlier publication, with the present calculations using exactly the same physical values for the lengths L (0.435 m - 2.130 m) for the conical pendulum, mass m = 0.1111 kg, and with the local value of the acceleration due to gravity g = 9.789 ms[superscript…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Graphs, Equations (Mathematics)
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Montecinos, Alicia M. – European Journal of Physics Education, 2014
A partially unusual behaviour was found among 14 sophomore students of civil engineering who took a pre test for a free fall laboratory session, in the context of a general mechanics course. An analysis contemplating mathematics models and physics models consistency was made. In all cases, the students presented evidence favoring a correct free…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Civil Engineering, Graphs, Pretesting
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Zajkov, Oliver; Mitrevski, Boce – European Journal of Physics Education, 2012
Students have problems with understanding, using and interpreting graphs. In order to improve the students' skills for working with graphs, we propose Manual Video Measurement (MVM). In this paper, the MVM method is explained and its accuracy is tested. The comparison with the standardized video data software shows that its accuracy is comparable…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Video Technology, Computer Software, Physics
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Ivanov, Anisoara; Neacsu, Andrei – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
This study describes the possibility and advantages of utilizing simple computer codes to complement the teaching techniques for high school physics. The authors have begun working on a collection of open source programs which allow students to compare the results and graphics from classroom exercises with the correct solutions and further more to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology