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E. Marshman, C. Keebaugh, and C. Singh, PERC 2018 Proceedings.
We discuss an investigation of student difficulties with the corrections to the energy spectrum of the hydrogen atom for the intermediate field Zeeman effect using the degenerate…
  
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C. Hillebrand-Viljoen and S. Wheaton, PERC 2018 Proceedings.
This paper describes a framework for how students apply linear algebra to quantum mechanics based on a survey of 61 students at various levels. The framework divides mathematics into…
  
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E. Marshman and C. Singh, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 216-219.
Dirac notation is used commonly in quantum mechanics. However, many upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in physics have difficulties with representations of quantum…
  
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G. Passante, P. Emigh, T. Wan, and P. Shaffer, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 247-250.
We have investigated the extent to which students can qualitatively determine the effect of perturbations to a Hamiltonian on the energies of the eigenfunctions. The results indicate…
  
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E. Marshman and C. Singh, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 211-214.
Dirac notation is often used in upper level quantum mechanics courses, but students struggle with this representation. To investigate the difficulties that advanced students (i.e.,…
  
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C. Singh and E. Marshman, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 345-348.
Quantum mechanics is challenging even for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Dirac notation is a convenient notation used extensively in quantum mechanics. We have been…
  
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J. Wagner, C. Manogue, and J. Thompson, PERC 2011 Proceedings, 89-92.
Upper-division students must learn to apply sophisticated mathematics from algebra, limits, calculus, multivariable and vector calculus, linear algebra, complex variables, and…