Developed by Johan Falk
|Purpose||To assess students' alternative conceptions around 1D potential barriers, tunneling and probability distributions.|
|Focus||Modern / Quantum Content knowledge (wave functions, probability, 1D tunneling)|
Sample question from the QMCI:
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Research Validation Summary
Based on Research Into:
- Student thinking
- Student interviews
- Expert review
- Appropriate statistical analysis
- At multiple institutions
- By multiple research groups
- Peer-reviewed publication
The multiple-choice questions on the QMCI were developed based on student difficulties with potential barriers, tunneling and probability distribution in one-dimension. The questions were tested with student interviews. The QMCI has been tested with 8 students and results are published in one paper.
- J. Falk, Developing a quantum mechanics concept inventory, Masters, Uppsala University, 2004.
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The latest version of the QMCI, released in 2004, is version 1.03. All research has been done on Version 1.02. The only difference between 1.02 and 1.03 is that the word "higher" has been changed to "greater" when describing wavelength in question 9.