Electrical potential is one of the basic concepts in elementary theory. Without a clear understanding of it, electrical theory is difficult. The writer has been experimenting for six years on the presentation of this topic with little success. It was finally decided that the inherent difficulty of the concept was much greater than had been previously thought. This year a new method was tried. It took into account the great inherent difficulty of the concept and produced the best results of any method tried to date. The potential was presented in terms of both the water and the heat analogues.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Lapp, C. J.
"A Suggestion for the Teaching of Electrical Potential,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 45(1), 226-226.
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