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 .