The goal of the Fluids Mechanics Concept Inventory
(FMCI) is to establish a common base of fluids concepts and
provide instruments that could be used by faculty to evaluate
the degree to which students in a given program have mastered
those concepts. The inventory would be conducted in each of
the fluids classes at the start of the semester to assess the
knowledge of entering students and at the end of the semester
to assess whether students have mastered the necessary concepts.
An outcome of conducting the inventory might be modifications
to the curriculum and courses to ensure that students obtain
the necessary understanding of the basic concepts.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the
FMCI, please contact Jay
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- Hestenes, David, Malcolm Wells, and Gregg Swackhamer
(1992). Force Concept Inventory. The Physics Teacher, 30 (3),
- Hestenes, David, and Ibrahim Halloun (1995).
Interpreting the Force Concept Inventory. The Physics Teacher,
- Halloun, I., and Hestenes, D. (1985). The initial
knowledge state of college physics students. American Journal
of Physics, 53(11), 1043-1055
- Halloun, I., and Hestenes, D. (1985). Common
sense concepts about motion. American Journal of Physics,
- D. L. Evans, D.L., and Hestenes, D. (2001).
Concept of the Concept Inventory Assessment Instrument,"
Proceedings, Frontiers in Education Conference, Reno, Nevada
- Martin, J.K., Mitchell, J., and Newell, T.
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Frontiers in Education Conference, Boulder, CO, USA.
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Inventory," Proceedings, Frontiers in Education Conference,
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