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  Session: Effective Practices in Educational Technology
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Teaching Quantum Mechanics with Python and Jupyter
  Meeting: 2018 Winter Meeting: San Diego, CA
  Location: N/A
  Time: 10:40AM
  Author: Andrew M. Dawes,, Pacific University,
5033523171, dawes@pacificu.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: A presentation and discussion of interactive computing activities aligned with an upper-division quantum mechanics course. These activities are written in python and use the Jupyter Notebook platform and the Quantum Toolbox in Python (QuTiP) software package. This talk provides an introduction to both Jupyter and QuTiP in the context of undergraduate physics. The activities presented include a mix of shorter in-class work and longer lab-length projects. No programming experience is expected of students in this course, instead it is based on the idea of coding across the curriculum: Students can be given challenge exercises and explore at their own pace and experience level.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Teaching QM AAPT18.pdf

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