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Improving student understanding of addition of angular momentum in quantum mechanics 

written by Guangtian Zhu and Chandralekha Singh

We describe the difficulties advanced undergraduate and graduate students have with concepts related to addition of angular momentum in quantum mechanics. We also describe the development and implementation of a research-based learning tool, Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial (QuILT), to reduce these difficulties. The preliminary evaluation shows that the QuILT related to the basics of the addition of angular momentum is helpful in improving students' understanding of these concepts.

Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. The citation is: Guangtian Zhu and Chandralekha Singh, Improving student understanding of addition of angular momentum in quantum mechanics, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 9 (1), 010101 (2013), doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.9.010101.

Published January 7, 2013
Last Modified March 1, 2013

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