FSU Associate Professor Oskar Vafek along with some of his graduate students created what they call a wiki physics textbook, that allows anyone to learn all about graduate-level quantum mechanics simply by going on the Internet and looking at the online textbook.
Vafek began this undertaking as an educational adventure for his students. He hoped that if he required them to make his notes into a textbook it would solidify the concepts in their minds, while allowing them to explain the subject matter to others in a comprehensive and understandable way.
“It basically places the students in the position of a textbook author where they have to replicate something that they’ve learned in a teachable way,” Vafek said. “It’s a valuable education tool.”