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written by Elizabeth Gire and Corinne A. Manogue
The Paradigms team at Oregon State University has developed a quantum mechanics curriculum aimed at middle division students that begins with a strong emphasis on using operators, matrices and Dirac notation to describe quantum systems. The curriculum begins with spin systems, and this content ordering relies on students being able to understand quantum mechanical operators, eigenstates and quantum measurement without prior instruction on wave functions. We have analyzed classroom and an interview video to identify resources students use when considering these quantum ideas. Identification of such resources will inform introductory curricula that are prerequisite to the quantum Paradigms and inform the development of Paradigms materials that will guide students to use these resources productively.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 115-118
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Education - Applied Research
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
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- Learning Theory
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
Quantum Physics
- Foundations and Measurements
- Reference Material
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3021230
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021230
NSF Number:
0618877
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
03.65.Xp
01.40.G-
01.40.gb
01.50.F-
01.40.J-
Keywords:
PERC 2008, cognitive resources, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, eigenstates, laboratory techniques, operators, quantum measurement, quantum mechanics, research and development management, student experiments
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Metadata instance created September 24, 2008 by Jenny Rempel
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E. Gire and C. Manogue, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8093&DocID=726).
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E. Gire and C. Manogue, Resources Students Use to Understand Quantum Mechanical Operators, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8093&DocID=726>.
APA Format
Gire, E., & Manogue, C. (2008, July 23-24). Resources Students Use to Understand Quantum Mechanical Operators. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8093&DocID=726
Chicago Format
Gire, Elizabeth, and Corinne Manogue. "Resources Students Use to Understand Quantum Mechanical Operators." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8093&DocID=726 (accessed 20 October 2014).
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Gire, Elizabeth, and Corinne Manogue. "Resources Students Use to Understand Quantum Mechanical Operators." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 115-118 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8093&DocID=726>.
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