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Investigating students’ strategies for interpreting quantum states in an upper-division quantum computing course
written by Josephine Meyer, Gina Passante, Steven J. Pollock, Michael Vignal, and Bethany R. Wilcox
Significant focus in the PER community has been paid to student reasoning in undergraduate quantum mechanics. However, these same topics have remained largely unexplored in the context of emerging interdisciplinary quantum information science (QIS) courses. We conducted 15 exploratory think-aloud interviews with students in an upper-division quantum computing course at a large R1 university cross-listed in the physics and computer science departments. Focusing on responses to one particular problem, we identify two notably consistent problem-solving strategies across students in the context of a particular interview prompt, which we term Naive Measurement Probabilities (NMP) and Virtual Quantum Computer (VQC), respectively. Operating from a resources framework, we interpret these strategies as choices of coherent (and potentially mutually-generative) sets of resources to employ and available actions to perform.
Physics Education Research Conference 2021
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: August 4-5, 2021
Pages 289-294
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
Quantum Physics
- Entanglement and Quantum Information
- Foundations and Measurements
= Probability and Interference
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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PERC 2021
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Metadata instance created October 1, 2021 by Lyle Barbato
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J. Meyer, G. Passante, S. Pollock, M. Vignal, and B. Wilcox, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, 2021, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15766&DocID=5498).
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J. Meyer, G. Passante, S. Pollock, M. Vignal, and B. Wilcox, Investigating students’ strategies for interpreting quantum states in an upper-division quantum computing course, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, 2021, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15766&DocID=5498>.
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Meyer, J., Passante, G., Pollock, S., Vignal, M., & Wilcox, B. (2021, August 4-5). Investigating students’ strategies for interpreting quantum states in an upper-division quantum computing course. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference. Retrieved January 23, 2022, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15766&DocID=5498
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Meyer, J, G. Passante, S. Pollock, M. Vignal, and B. Wilcox. "Investigating students’ strategies for interpreting quantum states in an upper-division quantum computing course." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, August 4-5, 2021. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15766&DocID=5498 (accessed 23 January 2022).
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Meyer, Josephine, Gina Passante, Steven Pollock, Michael Vignal, and Bethany Wilcox. "Investigating students’ strategies for interpreting quantum states in an upper-division quantum computing course." Physics Education Research Conference 2021. Virtual Conference: 2021. 289-294 of PER Conference. 23 Jan. 2022 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15766&DocID=5498>.
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