Investigating students’ mental models and knowledge construction of microscopic friction. II. Implications for curriculum design and development

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Edgar D. Corpuz; N. Sanjay Rebello;

Our previous research showed that students’ mental models of friction at the atomic level are significantly influenced by their macroscopic ideas. For most students, friction is due to the meshing of bumps and valleys and rubbing of atoms. The aforementioned results mot... View more
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