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.
%0 Journal Article %A Hobson, Art %D April 30, 1996 %T Teaching Quantum Theory in the Introductory Course %J Phys. Teach. %V 34 %N 4 %P 202-210 %8 April 30, 1996 %U http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2344407
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