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Abstract Title: Developing a Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial (QuILT) on the Double-slit Experiment
Abstract: Learning quantum mechanics is challenging even for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students. Interactive tutorials that build on students' prior knowledge can be effective tools to enhance student learning. We have been investigating student difficulties with the quantum mechanics behind the double-slit experiment and have developed a Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial (QuILT) that makes use of a simulation to improve their understanding. We describe the common student difficulties with the double slit experiment and the extent to which the QuILT was effective in addressing these difficulties. We thank the National Science Foundation for support.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ryan Sayer
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 8014008915