Experts' understanding of partial derivatives using the Partial Derivative Machine
Manogue, Corinne A.
- Publisher: American Physical Society
Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research
Special aspects of education | Physics - Physics Education | LC8-6691
Partial derivatives are used in a variety of different ways within physics. Most notably, thermodynamics uses partial derivatives in ways that students often find confusing. As part of a collaboration with mathematics faculty, we are at the beginning of a study of the t...