We formulate a didactic proposal for introducing some fundamental concepts of quantum physics to advanced high school students, and to their teachers. The inspiration comes from some of the fundamental papers about the subject by Albert Einstein, in which many of these concepts, for example light quanta, wave-particle duality, and probability, were introduced for the first time, in a characteristically illuminating way. The proposal can be supplemented by a discussion of elementary tools of statistical physics, which are needed at some point. Preliminary results, both with students and teachers, are very promising.

A Proposal for Introducing Quantum Physics in the Footsteps of Einstein

Salvatore Esposito;Adele Naddeo
2021

Abstract

We formulate a didactic proposal for introducing some fundamental concepts of quantum physics to advanced high school students, and to their teachers. The inspiration comes from some of the fundamental papers about the subject by Albert Einstein, in which many of these concepts, for example light quanta, wave-particle duality, and probability, were introduced for the first time, in a characteristically illuminating way. The proposal can be supplemented by a discussion of elementary tools of statistical physics, which are needed at some point. Preliminary results, both with students and teachers, are very promising.
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