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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References What are they learning in quantum mechanics? A conceptual post test for Quantum I Steve Goldhaber †‡ , Steven Pollock , Mike Dubson , Paul Beale and Katherine Perkins †‡ Physics Dept., University of Colorado - Boulder Science Education Initiative, Univ. of Colorado - Boulder Contact: [email protected] July 28, 2009
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References Outline Why transform upper-division quantum mechanics? Quantum mechanics course transformation at CU What do we want students to learn in upper-division QM? What are they really learning? Why you should use the QMAT
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References Acknowledgements Co-authors and the CU PER group: Faculty Paul Beale Michael Dubson Noah Finkelstein Susan Jurow Ben Kirshner Valerie Otero Kathy Perkins Steven Pollock Patricia Rankin Carl Wieman Post Docs Wendy Adams Stephanie Chasteen Laurel Mayhew Archie Paulson Noah Podolefsky PhD Students Chandra Turpen Charles Baily Lauren Kost Ben Spike Kara Gray Heidi Iverson May Lee Mike Ross Robert Talbot
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References Acknowledgements Useful discussions and advice: Carl Wieman and Sam McKagan
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References Acknowledgements Useful discussions and advice: Carl Wieman and Sam McKagan Funding! The National Science Foundation (NSF-CCLI Grant # 0737118) and The Science Education Initiative.
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References Why transform upper-division quantum mechanics?
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References What’s wrong with upper-division quantum mechanics?
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References What’s wrong with upper-division quantum mechanics?
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References What’s wrong with upper-division quantum mechanics? After instruction, students often believe that: Energy eigenstates are the only allowed states. (Styer, 1996)
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References What’s wrong with upper-division quantum mechanics? After instruction, students often believe that: Energy eigenstates are the only allowed states. (Styer, 1996) An eigenstate of any operator is a stationary state. (Singh, 2001)
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Outline Ack QM Issues Trans LG Fac QMAT Dev Results SP1 Signup SP2 References What’s wrong with upper-division quantum mechanics? After instruction, students often believe that: Energy eigenstates are the only allowed states.
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