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written by Jeffrey T. Morgan and Michael C. Wittmann
We have studied whether repeated exposure to complicated physics concepts, such as quantum tunneling, fosters increased understanding. For three students, we have multiple interview, survey, and examination data over three years. We present data from a single student whose understanding of energy conservation in tunneling improved with repeated instruction, but whose ability to correctly sketch wave function solutions and discuss their meaning showed little progress.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 73-76
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Education Foundations
- Alternative Conceptions
- Cognition
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- Student Characteristics
= Affect
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2177026
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
03.65.Xp
Keywords:
PERC 2005, conceptual understanding, quantum theory, repeated exposure, wave functions
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J. Morgan and M. Wittmann, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8921&DocID=3488).
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J. Morgan and M. Wittmann, Examining the Evolution of Student Ideas About Quantum Tunneling, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8921&DocID=3488>.
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Morgan, J., & Wittmann, M. (2005, August 10-11). Examining the Evolution of Student Ideas About Quantum Tunneling. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved September 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8921&DocID=3488
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Morgan, Jeffrey, and Michael Wittmann. "Examining the Evolution of Student Ideas About Quantum Tunneling." 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=8921&DocID=3488 (accessed 20 September 2014).
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Morgan, Jeffrey, and Michael Wittmann. "Examining the Evolution of Student Ideas About Quantum Tunneling." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 73-76 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 20 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8921&DocID=3488>.
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