PER-Based Tutorials for Quantum Physics Documents

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PER-Based Tutorials for Quantum Physics 

written by Bradley S. Ambrose

This series of student tutorials for quantum physics, covering topics of wave properties of light and matter, probability, and wave functions. Included with some of the tutorials are pre-tests for the topic and related homework.

This material is based on the work on Intuitive Quantum Physics from the University of Maryland, and tutorials developed at the University of Washington

Published June 6, 2014
Last Modified June 6, 2014

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Classical Probability 

This tutorial introduces students to probability (from a classical standpoint) and probability density in 1D.

Copyright, Bradley Ambrose. Freely available for non-commercial use.

Published June 6, 2014
Last Modified June 6, 2014

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Relating Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics 

This tutorial guides students through the semi-classical reasoning to account for the shape of excited bound state, large N, wave functions.  Includes Physlet exercise as "check point" at end.

Copyright, Bradley Ambrose. Freely available for non-commercial use.

Published June 6, 2014
Last Modified June 6, 2014

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Spectroscopy 

This is a lab-tutorial, intended for a 3-hr lab period, on use of spectrometer in analyzing H and He emission spectra. This work was adapted in part from UWPEG tutorial on multiple slit interference

Copyright, Bradley Ambrose. Freely available for non-commercial use.

Published June 6, 2014
Last Modified June 6, 2014

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Shape of the Wave Function 

In this tutorial, students work out that the quantum wave function must be sinusoidal for classically allowed regions and exponentially increasing or decreasing for classically forbidden regions. Students need to be familiar with time-independent Schrodinger equation in 1D prior to this tutorial.

Copyright, Bradley Ambrose. Freely available for non-commercial use.

Published June 6, 2014
Last Modified June 6, 2014

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Wave-Particle Duality 

This tutorial looks at quantum interference from both a wave and particle point of view. Students need to be familiar with deBroglie wavelength prior to this tutorial.  Double-slit, single-slit, and Bragg scattering examples are included in the tutorial and associated HW.

Copyright, Bradley Ambrose. Freely available for non-commercial use.

Published June 6, 2014
Last Modified June 6, 2014

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