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Abstract Title: Student Difficulties with the Probability of Measuring Position and Energy in Quantum Mechanics
Abstract: Quantum mechanics is challenging even for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. We have been investigating the difficulties that students have in determining the probability of measuring position and energy as a function of time when the initial wavefunction is explicitly given. We administered written free-response and multiple-choice questions to investigate the difficulties advanced students have with these concepts. We find that many students struggle with these concepts. We will present the findings.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: chandralekha singh
university of pittsburgh
3941 Ohara st
pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 4126874764
and Co-Presenter(s)
Emily Marshman