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We investigate the difficulties that undergraduate students in quantum mechanics courses have in transferring learning from previous courses or within the same course from one context to another by administering written tests and conducting individual interviews. Quantum mechanics is abstract and its paradigm is very different from the classical one. A good grasp of the principles of quantum mechanics requires creating and organizing a knowledge structure consistent with the quantum postulates. Previously learned concepts such as the principle of superposition and probability can be useful in quantum mechanics if students are given opportunity to build associations between new and prior knowledge. We also discuss the need for better alignment between quantum mechanics and modern physics courses taken previously because semi-classical models can impede internalization of the quantum paradigm in more advanced courses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 23-26
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Learning Theory
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
Quantum Physics
- General
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2004 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.2084692
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01.40.Fk
01.40.Gm
03.65.-w
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PERC 2004, educational courses, interviews, invited paper, quantum mechanics, quantum theory, transfer of learning
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C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9523&DocID=3465).
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C. Singh, Transfer of Learning in Quantum Mechanics presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9523&DocID=3465>.
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Singh, C. (2004, August 4-5). Transfer of Learning in Quantum Mechanics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9523&DocID=3465
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Singh, Chandralekha. "Transfer of Learning in Quantum Mechanics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9523&DocID=3465 (accessed 2 September 2014).
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Singh, Chandralekha. "Transfer of Learning in Quantum Mechanics." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 23-26 Vol. 790 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9523&DocID=3465>.
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