Force concept inventory

  title={Force concept inventory},
  author={David Hestenes and Malcolm Wells and Gregg Swackhamer},
  journal={The Physics Teacher},
Every student begins physics with a well-established system of commonsense beliefs about how the physical world works derived from years of personal experience. Over the last decade, physics education research has established that these beliefs play a dominant role in introductory physics. Instruction that does not take them into account is almost totally ineffective, at least for the majority of students. Specifically, it has been established that (1) commonsense beliefs about motion and force… Expand

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