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This paper examines the e¤ects of substituting a computer simulation for real laboratory equipment in the second semester of a large-scale introductory physics course. The direct current (DC) circuit laboratory was modi...ed to compare the e¤ects of using computer simulations with the e¤ects of using real light bulbs, meters, and wires. Two groups of students, those who used real equipment and those who used a computer simulation that explicitly modeled electron ‡ow, were compared in terms ofdoi:10.1103/physrevstper.1.010103 fatcat:kxhqhpgt4jgzjcpimedavuhgo4