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Student difficulties with the basics for a system of non-interacting identical particles
written by Emily Marshman, Christof Keebaugh, and Chandralekha Singh
We discuss an investigation of upper-level undergraduate and graduate students' difficulties with fundamental concepts involving a system of identical particles. The investigation was carried out in advanced quantum mechanics courses by administering written questions and conducting individual interviews with students. We find that students share many common difficulties related to these quantum mechanical concepts, e.g., with regard to the many-particle Hamiltonian and stationary state wavefunctions for a system of non-interacting identical particles.
Physics Education Research Conference 2021
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: August 4-5, 2021
Pages 257-263
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Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
Quantum Physics
- Foundations and Measurements
= Hilbert Space
= Wave Functions
- Multi-particle Systems
= Fermions and Bosons
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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E. Marshman, C. Keebaugh, and C. Singh, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, 2021, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15762&DocID=5494).
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E. Marshman, C. Keebaugh, and C. Singh, Student difficulties with the basics for a system of non-interacting identical particles, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, 2021, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15762&DocID=5494>.
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Marshman, E., Keebaugh, C., & Singh, C. (2021, August 4-5). Student difficulties with the basics for a system of non-interacting identical particles. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15762&DocID=5494
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Marshman, E, C. Keebaugh, and C. Singh. "Student difficulties with the basics for a system of non-interacting identical particles." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, August 4-5, 2021. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15762&DocID=5494 (accessed 6 December 2022).
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Marshman, Emily, Christof Keebaugh, and Chandralekha Singh. "Student difficulties with the basics for a system of non-interacting identical particles." Physics Education Research Conference 2021. Virtual Conference: 2021. 257-263 of PER Conference. 6 Dec. 2022 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15762&DocID=5494>.
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