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Developing and evaluating an interactive tutorial on degenerate perturbation theory
written by Christof Keebaugh, Emily Marshman, and Chandralekha Singh
We discuss an investigation of student difficulties with degenerate perturbation theory (DPT) carried out in advanced quantum mechanics courses by administering free-response and multiple-choice questions and conducting individual interviews with students. We find that students share many common difficulties related to this topic. We used the difficulties found via research as resources to develop and evaluate a Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial (QuILT) which strives to help students develop a functional understanding of DPT. We discuss the development of the DPT QuILT and its preliminary evaluation in the undergraduate and graduate courses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 184-187
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Foundations
- Alternative Conceptions
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
Education Practices
- Instructional Material Design
= Tutorial
Quantum Physics
- Approximation Techniques
= Rayleigh-Schrodinger Perturbation Theory
- Foundations and Measurements
= Hilbert Space
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1119/perc.2016.pr.041
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PERC 2016, degenerate subspace
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Metadata instance created November 30, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Keebaugh, E. Marshman, and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14225&DocID=4579).
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C. Keebaugh, E. Marshman, and C. Singh, Developing and evaluating an interactive tutorial on degenerate perturbation theory, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14225&DocID=4579>.
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Keebaugh, C., Marshman, E., & Singh, C. (2016, July 20-21). Developing and evaluating an interactive tutorial on degenerate perturbation theory. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved June 25, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14225&DocID=4579
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Keebaugh, C, E. Marshman, and C. Singh. "Developing and evaluating an interactive tutorial on degenerate perturbation theory." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14225&DocID=4579 (accessed 25 June 2017).
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Keebaugh, Christof, Emily Marshman, and Chandralekha Singh. "Developing and evaluating an interactive tutorial on degenerate perturbation theory." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 184-187 of PER Conference. 25 June 2017 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14225&DocID=4579>.
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