Student understanding of some quantum physical concepts: Wave function, schrodinger's wave equation and wave-particle duality


6th International Conference of the Balkan-Physical-Union, İstanbul, Turkey, 22 - 26 August 2006, vol.899, pp.479-480 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 899
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.2733245
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.479-480
  • Keywords: quantum physics, wave function, schrodinger's wave equation, wave-particle duality, MECHANICS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This research proposes to investigate understanding/misunderstanding level of undergraduate students on some fundamental quantum physical concepts namely wave function, Schrodinger's wave equation and wave-particle duality by means of conceptual test techniques. The test, developed by the authors, consists of three subsections comprised of various evaluation methods namely multiple choices with explanations and drawings. The data are analyzed on the bases of school type. Suggestions are made under the light of the results to create a better learning environment concerning quantum physics courses.