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ERIC Number: EJ787024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Uncertainty in the Classroom--Teaching Quantum Physics
Johansson, K. E.; Milstead, D.
Physics Education, v43 n2 p173-179 Mar 2008
The teaching of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle provides one of those rare moments when science appears to contradict everyday life experiences, sparking the curiosity of the interested student. Written at a level appropriate for an able high school student, this article provides ideas for introducing the uncertainty principle and showing how it can be used to elucidate many topics in modern physics. (Contains 4 figures, 1 table, and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A