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A reflection on the use of 'electric flux' in introductory physics instruction
O'Sullivan, Colm
The treatment of electric fields and flux in most textbooks on introductory physics, at least in the English language, differs radically from the nomenclature recommended by all relevant standards organisations and authorities. The general approach also conflicts with the usual methodology adopted in electrical engineering texts. The origin of the discrepancy is outlined and it is suggested that resolving the conflict would be beneficial to the teaching and learning of this and related topics.
Keyword(s): Physics education; Introductory electromagnetism; College physics teaching and learning
Publication Date:
2018
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Citation(s): O'Sullivan, C. (2018) 'A reflection on the use of ‘electric flux’ in introductory physics instruction', European Journal of Physics, 39(4), 045708 (6pp). doi: 10.1088/1361-6404/aaba3d
Publisher(s): Institute of Physics Publishing
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6404/aaba3d
First Indexed: 2018-08-30 06:30:58 Last Updated: 2018-08-30 06:30:58