Misconceptions about the Force and its Impact in Teaching

  • César Mora Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada – Unidad Legaria. Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Av. Legaria 694, Col. Irrigación, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, C. P. 11,500 México, Distrito Federal
  • Y. Benítez Facultad de Estudios Superiores – Cuautitlán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Estado de México, México


The results of our investigation are shown about previous ideas of the force concept in engineering students, carried out by means of the analysis and development of Force Concept Inventory (FCI). The learning of this concept presents several difficulties that lead to misconceptions on diverse areas of the physics. We carry out a classification of the grade of the student’s understanding according to a scale of the historical development of the concept of force. Our main interest rests in understanding the causes of conceptual errors in classical mechanics for the design of didactic strategies.

Jun 20, 2007
How to Cite
MORA, César; BENÍTEZ, Y.. Misconceptions about the Force and its Impact in Teaching. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 1, p. 41-45, june 2007. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <https://revistacubanadefisica.org/index.php/rcf/article/view/RCF_24_1_41>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2022.