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American Journal of Physics
written by Richard Robinett and E Cataloglu
In order to probe various aspects of student understanding of some of the core ideas of quantum mechanics, and especially how they develop over the undergraduate curriculum, we have developed an assessment instrument designed to test conceptual and visualization understanding in quantum theory. We report data obtained from students ranging from sophomore-level modern physics courses, through junior–senior level quantum theory classes, to first year graduate quantum mechanics courses in what may be the first such study of the development of student understanding in this important core subject of physics through the undergraduate career. We discuss the results and their possible relevance to the standard curriculum as well as to the development of new curricular materials.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 70, Issue 3, Pages 238-251
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© 2002 American Journal of Physics
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10.1119/1.1405509
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education, quantum theory, teaching
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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R. Robinett and E. Cataloglu, Am. J. Phys. 70 (3), 238 (2002), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1405509).
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R. Robinett and E. Cataloglu, Testing the development of student conceptual and visualization understanding in quantum mechanics through the undergraduate career, Am. J. Phys. 70 (3), 238 (2002), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1405509>.
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Robinett, R., & Cataloglu, E. (2002, March 1). Testing the development of student conceptual and visualization understanding in quantum mechanics through the undergraduate career. Am. J. Phys., 70(3), 238-251. Retrieved October 2, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1405509
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Robinett, Richard, and E Cataloglu. "Testing the development of student conceptual and visualization understanding in quantum mechanics through the undergraduate career." Am. J. Phys. 70, no. 3, (March 1, 2002): 238-251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1405509 (accessed 2 October 2014).
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Robinett, Richard, and E Cataloglu. "Testing the development of student conceptual and visualization understanding in quantum mechanics through the undergraduate career." Am. J. Phys. 70.3 (2002): 238-251. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1405509>.
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