Fluid Mechanics Concept Inventory
 

Principal Developers

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 Martin.

References for Further Information

  1. Hestenes, David, Malcolm Wells, and Gregg Swackhamer (1992). Force Concept Inventory. The Physics Teacher, 30 (3), 141-151
  2. Hestenes, David, and Ibrahim Halloun (1995). Interpreting the Force Concept Inventory. The Physics Teacher, 33 (8)
  3. Halloun, I., and Hestenes, D. (1985). The initial knowledge state of college physics students. American Journal of Physics, 53(11), 1043-1055
  4. Halloun, I., and Hestenes, D. (1985). Common sense concepts about motion. American Journal of Physics, 53(11), 1056-1065
  5. D. L. Evans, D.L., and Hestenes, D. (2001). "The Concept of the Concept Inventory Assessment Instrument," Proceedings, Frontiers in Education Conference, Reno, Nevada
  6. Martin, J.K., Mitchell, J., and Newell, T. (2003). "Development of a Concept Inventory for Fluid Mechanics," Proceedings, Frontiers in Education Conference, Boulder, CO, USA.
  7. Martin, J.K., Mitchell, J.,and Newell, T. (2004) "Work In Progress: Analysis of Reliability of The Fluid Mechanics Concept Inventory," Proceedings, Frontiers in Education Conference, Savannah, GA, USA

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