Teaching theoretical physics: The cases of Enrico Fermi and Ettore Majorana

@article{Gregorio2007TeachingTP,
  title={Teaching theoretical physics: The cases of Enrico Fermi and Ettore Majorana},
  author={Alberto De Gregorio and Salvatore Esposito},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={75},
  pages={781-790}
}
We report on theoretical courses by Enrico Fermi and Ettore Majorana, which give evidence of the first appearance and further development of quantum mechanics teaching in Italy. On the basis of original documents, we compare Fermi and Majorana’s approaches. A detailed analysis is made of Fermi’s course on theoretical physics attended by Majorana in 1927–28. Three (previously unknown) programs on advanced physics courses submitted by Majorana to the University of Rome between 1933 and 1936 and… 

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