Students Conceptual Knowledge of Energy and Momentum.
We investigate student understanding of energy and momentum concepts at the level of introductory physics by designing and administering a 25-item multiple choice test and conducting individual interviews. We find that most students have difficulty in qualitatively interpreting basic principles related to energy and momentum and in applying them in physical situations. The test development process and a summary of results are presented.
American Institute of Physics
Singh, C. & Rosengrant, D. (2001). Students Conceptual Knowledge of Energy and Momentum. Proceedings of the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference. Rochester, NY, 123-126. doi:10.1119/perc.2001.pr.018
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