# Unpacking Symbolic Equations in Introductory Physics

@article{Torigoe2015UnpackingSE, title={Unpacking Symbolic Equations in Introductory Physics}, author={Eugene T. Torigoe}, journal={arXiv: Physics Education}, year={2015} }

Symbolic equations are one of the many representations used in physics. Understanding these representations is important for students because they are how students access knowledge in physics. In this paper I build off of the work by Redish and Kuo, which described the cultural differences between how math is used in math class and physics class, and the work by Fredlund et al, which described the importance of unpacking representations for physics student. I will describe how differences in…

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