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Some Reflections on the Role of Semi-Classical Atomic Models in the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Quantum Mechanics (2016)


The role of “semi-classical” (Bohr–Sommerfeld) and “semi-quantum-mechanical” (atomic orbital) models in the context of the teaching of atomic theory is considered. It is suggested that an appropriate treatment of such models can serve as a useful adjunct to quantum mechanical study of atomic systems.

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Authors & Contributors
Seth, Suman
Eckert, Michael
Kragh, Helge S.
Artin, Tom
Ozawa, Takeshi
Nielsen, Kristian Hvidtfelt
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
European Physical Journal H
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Physics in Perspective
Khimiya/Chemistry: Bulgarian Journal of Chemical Education
Oxford University Press
Springer International Publishing
Princeton University Press
MIT Press
Quantum mechanics
Atomic, nuclear, and particle physics
Atomic structure
Theoretical physics
Sommerfeld, Arnold Johannes Wilhelm
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Pauli, Wolfgang Ernst
Stark, Johannes
Planck, Max
Heisenberg, Werner
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
Munich (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Munich. Universität
University of Tokyo
Kyōto Daigaku (Kyoto University)

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