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written by Dr Dan Browne, Dr Mark Everitt, Antje Kohnle, and Dr Pieter Kok
edited by Prof Derek Raine and Dr Elizabeth Swinbank
published by Christina Walker
supported by the Institute of Physics
Quantum theory has a reputation for being difficult to grasp and removed from real-world problems. This free educational resource from the UK Institute of Physics challenges this stereotype by offering a new quantum curriculum to support undergraduate physics students and instructors.

Unlike traditional approaches based on continuum wave mechanics, this approach immediately immerses students in inherently quantum mechanical concepts by focusing on experiments that have no classical explanation. Specifically, it is built around discrete two-level systems such as spin-1/2 particles, interferometers and qubits. This allows, from the start, a discussion of the interpretive aspects of quantum mechanics and its modern applications in quantum information processing without the need to first cover integrals and differential equations.

The site allows users to approach quantum theory from these and more traditional perspectives by organizing the core content across five distinct themes. In addition to over 80 commissioned articles, the site offers numerous interactive simulations, problem sets and a glossary of terms. A sliding scale at the base of each article allows users to tag their level of understanding. This information is stored and displayed in the navigation panel for users to track their progress.

Solutions to activities and problems and a complete download of all content on the site are available to instructors by emailing quantumphysics@iop.org. Instructors can also request to modify materials.
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Quantum Physics
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- Upper Undergraduate
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
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Keywords:
quantum measurement, quantum tutorial
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Metadata instance created December 14, 2013 by Antje Kohnle
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June 21, 2016 by Bruce Mason
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Browne, Dan, Mark Everitt, Antje Kohnle, and Pieter Kok. Institute of Physics Quantum Physics Resources. Eds. Raine, Derek, and Elizabeth Swinbank. 2013. Institute of Physics. 13 Nov. 2019 <http://quantumphysics.iop.org>.
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