Wondering what educators / researchers in the field think is the most important and logical flow of topics.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The way I was instructed was solving Schrodinger's wave equation, SWE, for every possible problem that could be solved with a pen and paper in say 2 or 3 pages max.

The problems were instructive toy problems which I assume are standard.

The next phase was solving similar if not the same problems but slightly less contrived where numerical techniques were used.

That was all great but when I first looked at the literature it did not resemble anything I had ever seen, it was all logic, set theory, abstract algebra...not a differential equation in sight.

The question is what is the progression in terms of topics to go from SWE to abstract algebra and logic/set theory of QM.

Why is SWE the standard (as far as I know) way into QM, can the more abstract approach be done from the start.

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# B Road map for QM pedagogy

Have something to add?

Draft saved
Draft deleted

Loading...

Similar Threads - Road pedagogy | Date |
---|---|

B Pedagogy and HUP | Jul 7, 2016 |

The Road to Quantum Gravity. | Feb 2, 2010 |

Penrose: Road to Reality, just out | Jul 25, 2004 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**