A Review of Student Difficulties in Upper-Level Quantum Mechanics

  title={A Review of Student Difficulties in Upper-Level Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Chandralekha Singh and Emily Megan Marshman},
  journal={arXiv: Physics Education},
Learning advanced physics, in general, is challenging not only due to the increased mathematical sophistication but also because one must continue to build on all of the prior knowledge acquired at the introductory and intermediate levels. In addition, learning quantum mechanics can be especially challenging because the paradigms of classical mechanics and quantum mechanics are very different. Here, we review research on student reasoning difficulties in learning upper-level quantum mechanics… 

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