University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (7): 2102037.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202102037

Special Issue: 教学理念和方法改革

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Application of Analogy in General Education of Quantum Chemistry to Undergraduates

Hua Hou, Baoshan Wang()   

  • Received:2021-02-20 Accepted:2021-03-18 Published:2021-04-01
  • Contact: Baoshan Wang
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Quantum chemistry is one of the sciences with heavy theoretical backgrounds, leading to significant difficulty in its general education to the undergraduates without prerequisite training in either physics or chemistry or both. Analogy in terms of concept and culture is proposed to present the key theories for the sake of the understanding of the recondite and scholastic words. It has been demonstrated that the use of analogy is able to stimulate the creative thinking for all interdisciplinary educations.

Key words: Quantum chemistry, Analogy, General education, Interdisciplinary


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