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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.
Hon, Giora
Morrison, Margaret C.
Ozawa, Takeshi
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
European Physical Journal H
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
Physics in Perspective
Oxford University Press
MIT Press
Princeton University Press
Springer International Publishing
Quantum mechanics
Atomic, nuclear, and particle physics
Atomic structure
Theoretical physics
Sommerfeld, Arnold Johannes Wilhelm
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Pauli, Wolfgang Ernst
Planck, Max
Born, Max
Heisenberg, Werner
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
Weimar Republic (1919-1933)
Berlin (Germany)
Munich (Germany)
University of Tokyo
Kyōto Daigaku (Kyoto University)
Munich. Universität

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