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

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Edgar D. Corpuz ; N. Sanjay Rebello (2011)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Journal: Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research (issn: 1554-9178)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.7.020102, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.7.020103
  • Subject: Special aspects of education | LC8-6691
    mesheuropmc: education | human activities | body regions | integumentary system

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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