David Meltzer

Assoc Professor

  • 1074 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
1982 …2022
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Research Output 1982 2017

  • 1074 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 32 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 1 Editorial
2017
4 Citations (Scopus)

The past and future of physics education reform

Otero, V. K. & Meltzer, D., May 1 2017, Physics Today, 70, 5, p. 50-56 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

harbors
students
education
physics
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)

100 years of attempts to transform physics education

Otero, V. K. & Meltzer, D., Dec 1 2016, In : Physics Teacher. 54, 9, p. 523-527 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

physics
education
instructors
reform
teacher
2015
17 Citations (Scopus)

A brief history of physics education in the United States

Meltzer, D. & Otero, V. K., May 1 2015, In : American Journal of Physics. 83, 5, p. 447-458 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

education
histories
physics
personality
13 Citations (Scopus)

Resource Letter TTSM-1: Teaching Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics in Introductory Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Dreyfus, B. W., Geller, B. D., Meltzer, D. & Sawtelle, V., Jan 1 2015, In : American Journal of Physics. 83, 1, 1.4891673.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biology
statistical mechanics
resources
education
chemistry

The authors respond

Meltzer, D. & Otero, V. K., Nov 1 2015, In : American Journal of Physics. 83, 11, p. 912 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2014
8 Citations (Scopus)

Transforming the preparation of physics teachers

Meltzer, D. & Otero, V. K., Jul 1 2014, In : American Journal of Physics. 82, 7, 1.4868023.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

instructors
preparation
physics
2012
97 Citations (Scopus)

Resource Letter ALIP-1: Active-Learning Instruction in Physics

Meltzer, D. & Thornton, R. K., May 17 2012, In : American Journal of Physics. 80, 6, p. 478-496 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning
resources
education
physics
students
2011
1 Citation (Scopus)

Student understanding of calorimetry in introductory calculus-based physics

Christensen, W. M., Meltzer, D. & Nguyen, N. L., Oct 18 2011, In : American Journal of Physics. 79, 11, p. 1168-1176 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

calculus
students
heat measurement
physics
confusion
2009
7 Citations (Scopus)

Observations of general learning patterns in an upper-level thermal physics course

Meltzer, D., 2009, AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1179. p. 31-34 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

learning
students
physics
coding
engineering
46 Citations (Scopus)

Student ideas regarding entropy and the second law of thermodynamics in an introductory physics course

Christensen, W. M., Meltzer, D. & Ogilvie, C. A., Jan 1 2009, In : American Journal of Physics. 77, 10, p. 907-917 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

students
entropy
thermodynamics
physics
education
2008
3 Citations (Scopus)
Thermodynamics
Students
Physics
Curricula
Conservation
2007
8 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis of shifts in Student's reasoning regarding electric field and potential concepts

Meltzer, D., 2007, AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 883. p. 177-180 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

students
equipotentials
electric fields
shift
electric potential
5 Citations (Scopus)

Investigation of student learning in thermodynamics and implications for instruction in chemistry and engineering

Meltzer, D., 2007, AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 883. p. 38-41 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

students
learning
education
engineering
chemistry
2005
1 Citation (Scopus)

How do you hit a moving target? Addressing the dynamics of students' thinking

Meltzer, D., Sep 16 2005, AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 790. p. 7-10 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

students
education
kinematics
trajectories
interactions
101 Citations (Scopus)

Relation between students' problem-solving performance and representational format

Meltzer, D., May 2005, In : American Journal of Physics. 73, 5, p. 463-478 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

problem solving
students
format
circuit diagrams
newton
10 Citations (Scopus)

Student learning in upper-level thermal physics: Comparisons and contrasts with students in introductory courses

Meltzer, D., Sep 16 2005, AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 790. p. 31-34 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

students
learning
physics
preparation
instructors
21 Citations (Scopus)

The future of physics education research: Intellectual challenges and practical concerns

Heron, P. R. L. & Meltzer, D., Jan 1 2005, In : American Journal of Physics. 73, 5, p. 390-394 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

education
physics
8 Citations (Scopus)

Visualization tool for 3-D relationships and the right-hand rule

Nguyen, N. L. & Meltzer, D., Mar 1 2005, In : Physics Teacher. 43, 3, p. 155-157 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

visualization
students
physics
torque
angular momentum
2004
91 Citations (Scopus)
calculus
students
heat
thermodynamics
physics
2003
48 Citations (Scopus)

Initial understanding of vector concepts among students in introductory physics courses

Nguyen, N. L. & Meltzer, D., Jun 1 2003, In : American Journal of Physics. 71, 6, p. 630-638 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

students
physics
calculus
algebra
44 Citations (Scopus)

Student learning of thermochemical concepts in the context of solution calorimetry

Greenbowe, T. J. & Meltzer, D., Jul 2003, In : International Journal of Science Education. 25, 7, p. 779-800 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning
student
energy
learning disorder
science
2002
129 Citations (Scopus)
mathematics
students
learning
preparation
physics
119 Citations (Scopus)

Transforming the lecture-hall environment: The fully interactive physics lecture

Meltzer, D. & Manivannan, K., 2002, In : American Journal of Physics. 70, 6, p. 639-654 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lectures
students
physics
instructors
learning
1996
13 Citations (Scopus)

Body-mass dependence of age-related deterioration in human muscular function

Meltzer, D., Apr 1996, In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 80, 4, p. 1149-1155 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Lifting
Athletes
Age Groups
Cross-Sectional Studies
Body Weight
45 Citations (Scopus)

Promoting interactivity in physics lecture classes

Meltzer, D. & Manivannan, K., Feb 1 1996, In : Physics Teacher. 34, 2, p. 72-76 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lectures
interactive media
physics
1994
42 Citations (Scopus)

Age dependence of olympic weightlifting ability

Meltzer, D., 1994, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 26, 8, p. 1053-1067 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Lifting
Athletes
Longitudinal Studies
Research
Population
1993
17 Citations (Scopus)

Density decomposition options in the orbital local plasma approximation

Meltzer, D., Sabin, J. R., Trickey, S. B. & Jin Zhong Wu, Z. W., 1993, In : Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B. 82, 4, p. 493-502 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Excitation energy
Ultrathin films
Decomposition
Plasmas
decomposition
1991
8 Citations (Scopus)

Stopping of swift projectiles in material thin films: hydrogen

Wu, J. Z., Trickey, S. B., Sabin, J. R. & Meltzer, D., May 1 1991, In : Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B. 56-57, PART 1, p. 340-344 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projectiles
stopping
projectiles
Hydrogen
Thin films
1990
40 Citations (Scopus)

Calculation of mean excitation energy and stopping cross section in the orbital local plasma approximation

Meltzer, D., Sabin, J. R. & Trickey, S. B., 1990, In : Physical Review A. 41, 1, p. 220-232 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stopping
orbitals
cross sections
approximation
excitation
9 Citations (Scopus)
stopping
orbitals
cross sections
approximation
excitation
1989
4 Citations (Scopus)

Calculation of stopping powers in ordered ultrathin films

Trickey, S. B., Meltzer, D. & Sabin, J. R., Apr 2 1989, In : Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B. 40-41, PART 1, p. 321-323 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ultrathin films
stopping power
stopping
spacing
Local density approximation
1988
2 Citations (Scopus)

Rare-gas impurities in alkali metals: Relation to optical absorption

Meltzer, D., Pinski, F. J. & Stocks, G. M., 1988, In : Physical Review B. 37, 11, p. 6011-6018 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alkali Metals
Noble Gases
Alkali metals
Inert gases
alkali metals
1986
1 Citation (Scopus)

Erratum: Spin waves and spin diffusion in Fermi liquids: Bounds on effective diffusion coefficients

Bedell, K. S. & Meltzer, D., 1986, In : Physical Review B. 34, 5, p. 3475 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fermi liquids
magnons
diffusion coefficient
6 Citations (Scopus)

Spin relaxation in normal liquid3He: T1 in the Fermi liquid (T≪TF) regime

Bedell, K. S. & Meltzer, D., May 1986, In : Journal of Low Temperature Physics. 63, 3-4, p. 215-233 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fermi liquids
dipoles
perturbation
kinetic equations
scattering amplitude
8 Citations (Scopus)

Spin waves and spin diffusion in Fermi liquids: Bounds on effective diffusion coefficients

Bedell, K. S. & Meltzer, D., 1986, In : Physical Review B. 33, 7, p. 4543-4556 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fermi liquids
Spin waves
magnons
diffusion coefficient
rice
1985
1 Citation (Scopus)

Proposed determination of many-body effects in heavy-fermion systems by conduction-electron-spin resonance

Bedell, K. S. & Meltzer, D., 1985, In : Physical Review B. 32, 3, p. 1835-1838 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heavy fermion systems
Fermions
conduction electrons
Paramagnetic resonance
electron paramagnetic resonance
1984
9 Citations (Scopus)

Low-temperature spin-relaxation time in normal liquid 3He

Bedell, K. S. & Meltzer, D., Dec 17 1984, In : Physics Letters A. 106, 7, p. 312-317 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

relaxation time
dipoles
perturbation
liquids
scattering amplitude
1982
79 Citations (Scopus)

Landau parameters and pairing-on the shores of the nuclear Fermi sea

Jackson, A. D., Krotscheck, E., Meltzer, D. & Smith, R. A., Sep 20 1982, In : Nuclear Physics, Section A. 386, 1, p. 125-165 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

operators
interactions
neutrons
clarity
Fermi liquids