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Incorporating Quantum Technologies into Engineering Curriculum

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Engineering Physics & Physics Division Technical Session 4

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Engineering Physics & Physics

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Hyung S. Choi Greenville College

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Dr. Hyung S. Choi is Professor of Engineering and Physics, Chair of Physics Department, and Director of Engineering Program at Greenville College. Before he came to Greenville in 2013, he served as Director of Mathematics & Physical Sciences Division at the John Templeton Foundation, PA. He was a Visiting Researcher at Wycliff Hall, Oxford University; Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University; Witherspoon Fellow at CTNS, Berkeley. Dr. Choi received his Ph.D. in Physics from Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1991.

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This paper first reviews the present status of quantum technologies that are rapidly making inroads to various fields of science and engineering. The author then suggests, in light of these developments, how one may incorporate the key principles, ideas, and topics of new quantum technologies into undergraduate quantum mechanics courses and laboratories to prepare and equip future engineers. Concrete examples of curriculum changes in modern physics, quantum mechanics, and advanced quantum mechanics courses are presented based on three years of experimentation of a new curriculum. The author finds that these changes have an additional benefit to engineering students as the topics bring together a number of once disparate areas of science and technologies such as electronics, optics, atomic physics, and computer and information sciences.

Choi, H. S. (2017, June), Incorporating Quantum Technologies into Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28513

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