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The Physics Teacher
written by Art Hobson
This journal article argues that it is important to introduce quantum theory in first physics classes.  The author shows from experience how a teacher can teach the subject without using advanced mathematics and provides specific strategies, along with examples, on the most effective ways to introduce various quantum principles.  These examples include the photoelectric effect, particle theory of radiation, wave-matter duality, the quantum atom, uncertainty principles, interconnectedness principle, and the Copenhagen interpretation.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 34, Issue 4, Pages 202-210
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
= Atomic Models
Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Quantum Experiments
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Unit of Instruction
- Reference Material
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- New teachers
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© 1996 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
DOI:
10.1119/1.2344407
PACSs:
01.40.Di
03.65.-w
Keywords:
DeBroglie waves, bohr model, copenhagen interpretation, double-slit, interconnectedness, matter wave, photoelectric effect, uncertainty principle, wave packet, wave particle
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 3, 2008 by Roger Wong
Record Updated:
November 25, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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April 30, 1996
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AIP Format
A. Hobson, Phys. Teach. 34 (4), 202 (1996), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2344407).
AJP/PRST-PER
A. Hobson, Teaching Quantum Theory in the Introductory Course Phys. Teach. 34 (4), 202 (1996), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2344407>.
APA Format
Hobson, A. (1996, April 30). Teaching Quantum Theory in the Introductory Course. Phys. Teach., 34(4), 202-210. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2344407
Chicago Format
Hobson, Art. "Teaching Quantum Theory in the Introductory Course." Phys. Teach. 34, no. 4, (April 30, 1996): 202-210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2344407 (accessed 16 September 2014).
MLA Format
Hobson, Art. "Teaching Quantum Theory in the Introductory Course." Phys. Teach. 34.4 (1996): 202-210. 16 Sep. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2344407>.
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