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written by Johan Falk
This paper describes the process of writing a quantum mechanics concept inventory concerning one-dimensional potential barriers, tunneling and probability distributions. It also explores some of the related alternative conceptions, and presents the results of 216 inventory questionnaires distributed to four groups of students.

One main result is that the question context is important for the models used when answering. The survey results show the alternative conceptions of energy loss due to tunneling and the view of a probability density peak as an indivisible entity are quite common (about 40 and 30 percent of the students, respectively).
University: Uppsala University
Academic Department:  Physics
Pages 63
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Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Scattering and Unbound Systems
= Transmission and Reflection
- Upper Undergraduate
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Falk, J. (2004, January 1). Developing a quantum mechanics concept inventory (Masters, Uppsala University, 2004). Retrieved February 26, 2024, from http://johanfalk.net/content/developing-a-quantum-mechanics-concept-inventory
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Falk, Johan. "Developing a quantum mechanics concept inventory." Masters, Uppsala University, 2004. http://johanfalk.net/content/developing-a-quantum-mechanics-concept-inventory (accessed 26 February 2024).
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Falk, Johan. "Developing a quantum mechanics concept inventory." Masters. 1 Jan. 2004. Uppsala University, 2004. 26 Feb. 2024 <http://johanfalk.net/content/developing-a-quantum-mechanics-concept-inventory>.
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