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written by Homeyra R. Sadaghiani and Lei Bao
We have investigated student difficulties in understanding and interpreting probability and its relevant technical terms as it relates to quantum measurement. These terms include expectation value, probability density, and uncertainty. From this research, it is evident that students have difficulties in understanding these terms and often fail to differentiate among similar but different concepts. In addition, students' difficulties with the concepts of probability often interfere with their understanding and application of the Uncertainty Principle.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 61-64
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2177023
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
02.50.Cw
03.65.-w
Keywords:
PERC 2005, indeterminancy, probability, student difficulties
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H. Sadaghiani and L. Bao, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8915&DocID=3490).
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H. Sadaghiani and L. Bao, Student Difficulties in Understanding Probability in Quantum Mechanics presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8915&DocID=3490>.
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Sadaghiani, H., & Bao, L. (2005, August 10-11). Student Difficulties in Understanding Probability in Quantum Mechanics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved August 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8915&DocID=3490
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Sadaghiani, Homeyra, and Lei Bao. "Student Difficulties in Understanding Probability in Quantum Mechanics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 10-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8915&DocID=3490 (accessed 30 August 2014).
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Sadaghiani, Homeyra, and Lei Bao. "Student Difficulties in Understanding Probability in Quantum Mechanics." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 61-64 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 30 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8915&DocID=3490>.
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