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written by Emily Marshman and Chandralekha Singh
We developed and validated a conceptual survey that focuses on the formalism and postulates of quantum mechanics covered in upper-level undergraduate quantum mechanics courses. The concepts included in the quantum mechanics formalism and postulate survey (QMFPS) focus on Dirac notation, the Hilbert space, state vectors, physical observables and their corresponding Hermitian operators, compatible and incompatible observables, quantum measurement, time dependence of quantum states and expectation values, and spin angular momenta. Here we describe the validation and administration of the survey, which has been administered to over 400 upper-level undergraduate and graduate students from six institutions. The QMFPS is valid and reliable for use as a low-stakes test to measure the effectiveness of instruction in an undergraduate quantum mechanics course that covers relevant content.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 020128
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10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.15.020128
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Metadata instance created October 24, 2019 by Lyle Barbato
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E. Marshman and C. Singh, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 15 (2), 020128 (2019), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.15.020128).
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E. Marshman and C. Singh, Validation and administration of a conceptual survey on the formalism and postulates of quantum mechanics, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 15 (2), 020128 (2019), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.15.020128>.
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Marshman, E., & Singh, C. (2019, September 20). Validation and administration of a conceptual survey on the formalism and postulates of quantum mechanics. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 15(2), 020128. Retrieved November 20, 2019, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.15.020128
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Marshman, Emily, and Chandralekha Singh. "Validation and administration of a conceptual survey on the formalism and postulates of quantum mechanics." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 15, no. 2, (September 20, 2019): 020128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.15.020128 (accessed 20 November 2019).
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Marshman, Emily, and Chandralekha Singh. "Validation and administration of a conceptual survey on the formalism and postulates of quantum mechanics." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 15.2 (2019): 020128. 20 Nov. 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.15.020128>.
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