PHYS-008 The Quantum World Around Us
Professors Freericks and Liu
The sometimes bizarre world of quantum mechanics will be described using physical pictures and simple algebra and trigonometry. This model of quantum mechanics was developed by Richard Feynman in a series of lectures delivered at UCLA in 1983. The quantum mechanical nature of everyday materials including metals, insulators, magnets, semiconductors, and superconductors will be discussed. Additional topics will include quantum-mechanics applications such as magnetic resonance imaging, tunneling microscopes, and lasers. Learn how to be a quantum mechanic and understand the revolutionary science of materials technology. This course serves as a core course for completion of the math/science requirement in the College.
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