Guangtian Zhu and
We describe the difficulties that advanced undergraduate and graduate students have with quantum measurement within the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics. We explore the possible origins of these difficulties by analyzing student responses to questions from both surveys and interviews. Results from this research are applied to develop research-based learning tutorials to improve students' understanding of quantum measurement.
This article is published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. The citation is: G. Zhu and C. Singh, Improving students' understanding of quantum measurement. I. Investigation of difficulties, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 8 (1), 010117 (2012), 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.8.010117.
Published April 19, 2012
Last Modified May 16, 2012
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