This course is an intro-level look at quantum mechanics and the various interpretations of the field. Students will be introduced to experimental results from the field, the mathematical formalism that physicists use, and the philosophical issues that arise from attempting to describe what quantum theory tells us. This class is meant to allow people without prior experience with physics to be able to understand what quantum mechanics is about and be able to understand and evaluate articles and arguments about it.
Students will complete a short paper and problem set, and a final presentation on the interpretations of quantum mechanics, and will complete a short problem set testing the mathematical understanding of the issues. Attendance will be required for lectures, but can be made up by attending office hours.
No prior knowledge of physics or higher mathematics will be expected, but both will be helpful.
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|Lecture/Office Hours||Clay Halbert||60||126 Barrows||[Tu] 6:00PM-7:00PM||1/28/2020||Open||--||--|
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