Using spreadsheets to teach quantum theory

Kieran F Lim
2016 New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences  
Quantum theory is a key part of the physical and chemical sciences. Traditionally, the teaching of quantum theory has relied heavily on the use of calculus to solve the Schrödinger equation for a limited number of special cases. This approach is not suitable for students who are weak in mathematics, for example, many students who are majoring in biochemistry, biological sciences, etc.Spreadsheets generate approximate numerical solutions and graphical descriptions of the Schrödinger equation to
more » ... dinger equation to develop a qualitative appreciation of quantum mechanics.
doi:10.29311/ndtps.v0i1.386 fatcat:hxuerbda4vgp3lrtwy3am6oxwu