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Teaching about circuits at the introductory level: An emphasis on potential difference
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Figures

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Fig. 1.

Four capacitors , , , and have the capacitances shown. What does the voltmeter read?

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Fig. 2.

Four resistors have the resistances shown. What does the voltmeter read?

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Fig. 3.

At what rate is the battery doing work on the resistor at the instant when capacitor is charged to half of its final charge?

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Fig. 4.

A typical activity in the work on capacitors.

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Fig. 5.

Answer choices for Appendix Problem (1).

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Fig. 6.

Answer choices for Appendix Problems (2) and (3).

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Fig. 7.

Answer choices for Appendix Problem (4).

Tables

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Table I.

CSEM comparative data for Western Michigan University students taught with the new emphasis versus nationally normed data for calculus-based students (Ref. 11).

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Table II.

DIRECT comparative data for Western Michigan University students taught with the new emphasis versus the nationally normed data for university (calculus and algebra-based) students. (Ref. 1).

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