Share Paper: Probing the students’ understanding of complex numbers in the context of teaching of physics.

  1. Prakash Landge, Department of Physics, R.N.C. Arts, J.D.B. Commerce and N.S.C. Science College,, India
  2. Pravin Joshi, Department of Physics, H.P.T. Arts and R.Y.K. Science College, Nasik 422005, Maharashtra, India., India
  3. Rajendra Vadnere, School of Continuing Education, Y.C.M. Open University, Nasik, 422222, Maharashtra, India., India
Monday, March 5 3:05-3:25 PM Capitol H

Abstract: A common teaching method of mathematics in classroom is characterized by teachers instructing or imparting knowledge and students then practicing their analytical skills by solving various assorted problems. These problems are often expressed in the language suitable for mathematics, but often miss critical elements of the use of mathematics in the context of physics. In this regard, Physics Education Research Group1 (PERG) mainly focuses on the students and the way they learn. There is a lot of research on finding misconceptions prevailing in the minds of the students and methods to replace these misconceptions with accepted physics beliefs. Thus, using ...