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Presentation Title: Blending Computational Exercises into a One-Semester Quantum Mechanics Course
Abstract: The curricular and time constraints that exist at a small, four-year liberal-arts college pose a series of challenges in introducing additional material into the physics program. This presentation reports on our first attempt to blend a series of computational exercises, based on existing PICUP exercise sets and complementary exercises from our class text, into a one-semester, upper-level quantum mechanics course at St. Norbert College, including a brief overview of the experience, successes and shortcomings, and two extensions to existing PICUP exercises presented by student authors.
Submission Category: Upper-level
Acknowledgement of funding: St. Norbert College Office of Faculty Development for funding the author's participation in the hybrid PICUP/Alpha Immersion at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls (July 2019)
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Abstract DOI: 10.1119/PICUP.Abstract.VCS2020.8100

Primary Author Information

First name: Michael
Last name: Olson
Institution: St. Norbert College
Zip Code: 54115

Co-Author Information

Additional Co-authors or Co-presenters: Cullen Voss, St. Norbert College Physics (2021)
Tyler Bennett, St. Norbert College Physics (2021)