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Browsing Physics Faculty Research and Publications by Author "Rebello, N. Sanjay"

Madsen, Adrian M.; Larson, Adam M.; Loschky, Lester C.; Rebello, N. Sanjay
(2012)
This study investigated how visual attention differed between those who correctly versus incorrectly answered introductory physics problems. We recorded eye movements of 24 individuals on six different conceptual physics ...

Von Korff, Joshua; Rebello, N. Sanjay
(2014)
From the perspective of an introductory calculus course, an integral is simply a Riemann sum: a particular limit of a sum of small quantities. However, students connect those mathematical quantities to physical representations ...

Rebello, N. Sanjay; Zollman, Dean A.
(American Association of Physics Teachers, 2004)
We have compared students’ responses on four multiplechoice force concept inventory ~FCI!
questions with similar responses to equivalent openended questions. Our results indicate a good
agreement between the percentages ...

Chini, Jacquelyn J.; Madsen, Adrian; Gire, Elizabeth; Rebello, N. Sanjay; Puntambekar, Sadhana
(2012)
Recent research results have failed to support the conventionally held belief that students learn physics best from handson experiences with physical equipment. Rather, studies have found that students who perform similar ...

Hrepic, Zdeslav; Zollman, Dean A.; Rebello, N. Sanjay
(2010)
We investigated introductory physics students’ mental models of sound propagation. We used a phenomenographic method to analyze the data in the study. In addition to the scientifically accepted Wave model, students used ...

McBride, Dyan L.; Zollman, Dean A.; Rebello, N. Sanjay
(2010)
In prior research, the classification of concepts into three types—descriptive, hypothetical and theoretical—has allowed for the association of students’ use of different concept types with their level of understanding. ...

Ibrahim, Bashirah; Rebello, N. Sanjay
(2012)
Previous studies have reported that students employed different problem solving approaches when presented with the same task structured with different representations. In this study, we explored and compared students’ ...

Ibrahim, Bashirah; Rebello, N. Sanjay
(2013)
In this paper, we report on a project concerned with the role of cognition during problem solving. We specifically explore the categories of mental representations that students work with during problem solving of different ...

Hu, Dehui; Rebello, N. Sanjay
(2013)
This study focuses on students’ use of the mathematical concept of differentials in physics problem solving. For instance, in electrostatics, students need to set up an integral to find the electric field due to a charged ...

Hu, Dehui; Rebello, N. Sanjay
(2013)
Calculus is used across many physics topics from introductory to upperdivision courses. The fundamental concepts of differentiation and integration are important tools for solving realworld problems involving nonuniformly ...