Enhancing student learning of two-level quantum systems with interactive simulations
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The QuVis Quantum Mechanics Visualization project aims to address challenges of quantum mechanics instruction through the development of interactive simulations for the learning and teaching of quantum mechanics. In this article, we describe evaluation of simulations focusing on two-level systems developed as part of the Institute of Physics Quantum Physics resources. Simulations are research-based and have been iteratively refined using student feedback in individual observation sessions and in-class trials. We give evidence that these simulations are helping students learn quantum mechanics concepts at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate level, and that students perceive simulations to be beneficial to their learning.
Kohnle , A , Baily , C , Campbell , A , Korolkova , N & Paetkau , M 2015 , ' Enhancing student learning of two-level quantum systems with interactive simulations ' American Journal of Physics , vol 83 , no. 6 , pp. 560-566 . DOI: 10.1119/1.4913786
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Copyright 2015 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in: Kohnle, A., Baily, C. R., Campbell, A., Korolkova, N., & Paetkau, M. (2015). Enhancing student learning of two-level quantum systems with interactive simulations. American Journal of Physics, 83(6). The final published article may be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4913786
Date of Acceptance: 14/02/2015
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