Introduction to the Practical Quantum Mechanics Project

Edward F. Redish

University of Maryland

Introduction to the Practical Quantum Mechanics Project

The Physics Education Research Group (UMd PERG)

Overview

Motivation

PP Presentation

What do we need to do to reach a broader audience?

PP Presentation

The PER Frame

The PER Frame

The PER Frame

Intrinsic difficulties

PP Presentation

The Practical QM Project:

Collaborations

Strategies for developing

Strategies for developing

Materials to be developed

Some Preliminary Research Results: Classical prerequisites

Classical pre-requisites

Specific Observations

Classical PE Tutorial

Examination Results

MCMR

Student difficulties with energy diagrams

Interview protocol

Observations

Some students had difficulty

Context 2

Student difficulties with simple probability

Independent events

The gamblerís fallacy

Student expectations difficulties

Changing the conditions: Exam Question

Responses

Some instructional responses

Shape of the Wave Function Tutorial

Exam Problem

Results

Conclusion

Learn More Quantum!

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