Students' conceptual difficulties in hydrodynamics

Alvaro Suarez, Sandra Kahan, Genaro Zavala, Arturo C. Marti

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Resumen

We describe a study on the conceptual difficulties faced by college students in understanding hydrodynamics of ideal fluids. This study was based on responses obtained in hundreds of written exams complemented with several oral interviews, which were held with first-year engineering and science university students. Their responses allowed us to identify a series of misconceptions unreported in the literature so far. The study findings demonstrate that the most critical difficulties arise from the students' inability to establish a link between the kinematics and dynamics of moving fluids, and from a lack of understanding regarding how different regions of a system interact.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo020132
PublicaciónPhysical Review Physics Education Research
Volumen13
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 28 nov 2017

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Educación
  • Física y astronomía (todo)

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