Partial derivative games in thermodynamics : A cognitive task analysis

  • Mary Bridget Kustusch, Corinne A. Manogue
  • Published 2014
Several studies in recent years have demonstrated that upper-division students struggle with the mathematics of thermodynamics. This paper presents a task analysis based on several expert attempts to solve a challenging mathematics problem in thermodynamics. The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we highlight the importance of cognitive task analysis… (More)