Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2006

Publication Title

The Physics Teacher

Abstract

Early in our calculus-based introductory course, students are introduced to electric fields and sometimes struggle with the abstraction of a vector field. They have less familiarity with the phenomena associated with electric fields, and the connection between phenomena and mathematical formalism is weaker. Our very next topic is Gauss's law.

Volume

44

First Page

470

Last Page

472

DOI

10.1119/1.2353596

ISSN

0031-921X

Rights Statement

From Physics Teacher at Sherpa/RoMEO: Publishers version/PDF may be used on author's personal website, arXiv, institutional website, institutional repository, funders designated repository or private forums on social academic network after 12 months embargo.

© 2006 The Physics Teacher

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