Quantum computing for the very curious∞
This is an interesting approach to teaching complex topics, in this case Quantum Theory. It is both a text that is teaching the topic, but also an essay about the educational approach behind it.
I really like these types of experiments with mediums, like Bret Victor did famously several times. Very interesting. Especially because it is about teaching mathematics, which is often presented in difficult to approach manner.
To quote the quote within the text:
Mathematics is a process of staring hard enough with enough perseverance at the fog of muddle and confusion to eventually break through to improved clarity. I’m happy when I can admit, at least to myself, that my thinking is muddled, and I try to overcome the embarrassment that I might reveal ignorance or confusion. Over the years, this has helped me develop clarity in some things, but I remain muddled in many others.
- William Thurston, Fields-medal winning mathematician; as quoted by qcvc
To math is to stubborn, one might say, in a silly enough mood.
(And it has a cute url!)