Quantum computer games: Schrödinger cat and hounds

Michal Gordon*, Goren Gordon

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Abstract

The quantum computer game 'Schrödinger cat and hounds' is the quantum extension of the well-known classical game fox and hounds. Its main objective is to teach the unique concepts of quantum mechanics in a fun way. 'Schrödinger cat and hounds' demonstrates the effects of superposition, destructive and constructive interference, measurements and entanglement. More advanced concepts, like particle-wave duality and decoherence, can also be taught using the game as a model. The game that has an optimal solution in the classical version, can have many different solutions and a new balance of powers in the quantum world. Game-aided lectures were given to high-school students which showed that it is a valid and entertaining teaching platform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-354
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Education
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

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