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  Session: Post-deadline Abstract (posters)
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Using IOLab to Correct Student Misunderstandings of Newton's Third Law
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 1:00PM
  Author: Eric C. Martell, Millikin University
2174243582, emartell@millikin.edu
  Co-Author(s): Nicole Tipsword, Mats Selen
  Abstract: The Force Concept Inventory (FCI) is used at schools across the country as a tool to measure student conceptual understanding of Newtonian physics. One of the weaknesses commonly identified is in applications of Newton's Third Law. In this project, we utilized a recently-developed wireless data acquisition system, the IOLab, to attempt to rectify student misunderstandings regarding the Third Law. The subjects for this research came from calculus and algebra-based introductory physics courses. An assessment of the effectiveness of this teaching tool as well as a comparison between the two courses will be included.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Martell-AAPT Summer 2014 Third Law.pdf

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