Overview

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Overview

Guided-inquiry worksheets to help students develop a good understanding of upper-level quantum mechanics, including contemporary topics such as quantum entanglement. They emphasize connecting quantitative formalism to qualitative understanding and building physical intuition using visualization tools from the Open-Source Physics Project. They can be used in class or as homework. Graduate students can use them as a self-study tool.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement, Tutorials
Level Designed for: Advanced UndergraduateReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: GraduateReferences coming soon, Intermediate Undergraduate
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, Recitation/Discussion Session
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Large (30+ students), Homework, Studio
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Modern / Quantum
Instructor Effort Medium
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understandingReferences coming soon, Enjoyment of physicsReferences coming soon, Coherent framework for physics, Understanding how physics relates to the real world, Think like a scientist, Reflecting on one's own learning, Self-confidence around physics, Representing knowledge in multiple ways
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on multiple choice conceptual testsReferences coming soon, scores on written conceptual testsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, JiTT, CGPS, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, LA Program, CAE TPS, New Model Course, TEFA, CU Modern, CU QM, Paradigms, PI QM, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods UW Tutorials, ABP Tutorials, OST Tutorials, Lecture-Tutorials, CU QM, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, PI QM, Tutorials
Developer(s) Chandralekha Singh and PER team at the University of Pittsburgh
Website http://www.phyast.pitt.edu/~cls/quantum/