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Abstract Title: Categorization of Quantum Mechanics Problems by Professors and Students
Abstract: We discuss the categorization of 20 quantum mechanics problems by
physics professors and students in honors-level quantum mechanics
course. Professors and students were asked to categorize the problems
based upon similarity of solution. We find that while faculty members'
categorization was overall better than students' categorization, the
categories created by faculty members were more diverse compared to
the uniformity of the categories they create when asked to categorize
introductory mechanics problems. We will discuss the findings. This
work is supported by National Science Foundation.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Shih-Yin Lin
University of Pittsburgh
3941 O'hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
and Co-Presenter(s)
Chandralekha Singh