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Student Understanding of Period in Introductory and Quantum Physics Courses
written by Tong Wan, Paul J. Emigh, Gina Passante, and Peter S. Shaffer
Time dependence is an important concept in quantum mechanics that has been shown to be difficult for many students. In trying to understand the problems that students encounter, the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington is examining student ability to reason about the period of quantum states. As part of this investigation, we have begun to probe student understanding of period in other contexts (e.g., phasors and circular motion). Results from analogous written tasks administered in introductory and sophomore-level courses reveal related difficulties. The findings have implications for instruction and are guiding the design of curriculum (Tutorials in Physics: Quantum Mechanics) that is intended to improve student understanding of time dependence in quantum mechanics.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 380-383
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Classical Mechanics
- Rotational Dynamics
Education Foundations
- Alternative Conceptions
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
Quantum Physics
- Foundations and Measurements
= Time Dependence
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Metadata instance created December 1, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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T. Wan, P. Emigh, G. Passante, and P. Shaffer, Student Understanding of Period in Introductory and Quantum Physics Courses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14274&DocID=4628>.
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Wan, T., Emigh, P., Passante, G., & Shaffer, P. (2016, July 20-21). Student Understanding of Period in Introductory and Quantum Physics Courses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14274&DocID=4628
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Wan, T, P. Emigh, G. Passante, and P. Shaffer. "Student Understanding of Period in Introductory and Quantum Physics Courses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14274&DocID=4628 (accessed 16 December 2017).
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Wan, Tong, Paul Emigh, Gina Passante, and Peter Shaffer. "Student Understanding of Period in Introductory and Quantum Physics Courses." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 380-383 of PER Conference. 16 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14274&DocID=4628>.
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