On the Use of a Virtual Mach-Zehnder Interferometer in the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics
Alexsandro Pereira, Fernanda Ostermann, Claudio Cavalcanti
Physics Education Volume 44, Number 3, ISSN 0031-9120
For many students, the conceptual learning of quantum mechanics can be rather painful owing to the counter-intuitive nature of quantum phenomena. In order to enhance students' understanding of the odd behaviour of photons and electrons, we introduce a computational simulation of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer, developed by our research group. An example of an instruction session based on the use of the virtual Mach-Zehnder interferometer is also presented. (Contains 11 figures.)
Pereira, A., Ostermann, F. & Cavalcanti, C. (2009). On the Use of a Virtual Mach-Zehnder Interferometer in the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics. Physics Education, 44(3), 281-291. Retrieved March 27, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/71755/.
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