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Online Course

Exploring Quantum Physics

University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Effort 5-7 hours a week
  • Duration 9 weeks long
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Overview

An introduction to quantum physics with emphasis on topics at the frontiers of research, and developing understanding through exercise.

Syllabus

Week 1 - Welcome, Lecture 1 and 2 - Conceptual Grounds

Week 2 - Lecture 3 and 4 - Path Integral

Week 3 - Lecture 5 and 6 - Quantum Wells to Cooper Pairs

Week 4 - Lecture 7 and 8 - Quantum Oscillators

Week 5 - Lecture 9 and 10 - The (Simplest) Atom

Week 6 - Lecture 11 and 12 - The Bouncing Ball

Week 7 - Lecture 13 and 14 - Rotation and Spin

Week 8 - Lecture 15 and 16 - Quantum Gas and Time Dependence

Final Exam

Bonus Lectures

Taught by

Dr. Charles W. Clark and Dr. Victor Galitski

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A challenging advanced physics class, not for dilettantes. Not really intended as a first introduction to quantum mechanics, this course is aimed at upper-level undergraduates or lower-level grad students in physics and related fields. You should be comfortable with complex numbers, partial differential...
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Great class, not for the absolute beginner. You need to have taken an introductory class or studied a textbook (with exercises!) before attempting it. The lectures require a good level of physical and mathematical maturity.
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