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Other

Description:

This presentation contains the results of a research study on misconceptions students have concerning wave mechanics and motion. The results indicate that many students have incorrect mental models of waves and use these erroneous models to interpret problems related to wave mechanics. The study also tested instructional methods to help students overcome their difficulties, which represent an obstacle to learning quantum mechanics. Student thinking on classical wave motion and the related mathematics is also examined.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Education Foundations,Power Point,Undergraduate (Lower Division),PER,Mathematics,Transfer of Energy in Waves,Graduate/Professional,Alternative Conceptions,Modern Physics,Wave Motion,High School,Probability, Waves, and Interference,wave mechanics,Interference and Diffraction,Phase and Group Velocity,Higher Education,Oscillations & Waves,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Transverse Pulses and Waves,Longitudinal Pulses and Waves,waves,report,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003063621364T,Education,Quantum Physics,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,waves misconceptions,physics education research,student thinking

Language:

English

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