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Abstract Title: The Creation {and Annihilation} of Quantum Mechanics Exam Questions Using ACER
Abstract: This study focuses on student difficulties in the use of quantum mechanical operators, specifically operators relating to angular momentum, in a senior-level quantum mechanics course.  In order to study these difficulties, we need robust questions that assess the specific conceptual ideas of interest.  In this poster we describe how we have used the ACER framework to develop questions that probe student ability to correctly apply and use operator mathematics in the context of angular momentum.  Student responses to these questions will be analyzed using ACER in the future.  The results of this investigation will inform future curriculum that helps students develop a robust conceptual understanding of the material.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Chrystin Green
California State University Fullerton
26129 Ohara Lane
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Phone: 6613137576
and Co-Presenter(s)
Gina Passante