The Influence of Student Understanding of Classical Physics While Learning Quantum Mechanics
Theresults described in this paper come from systematic investigations of howstudent learn physics. Research tools include classroom observations, freeresponse and multiple-choice diagnostics, videotaped and transcribed individualdemonstration interviews, and many other methods. Due to space limitations, wewill only cite the results of a few studies and provide references wherefurther details can be found. An overview of the field of physics educationresearch can be found in a recent issue of Physics Today .