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Understanding the Quantum World and How It Was Discovered I
* Bob Holloran
* 06-sep-19 to 11-oct-19
* 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This course is the first of two Fall Term courses. The microscopic world of particles of atoms, electrons, and photons—is ruled by quantum mechanics. It is a wild world where particles become waves, waves become particles, and our understanding of how physical objects behave is challenged to the core. This course and its follow on course explore the fascinating findings scientists have uncovered about how quantum particles operate. These courses rely primarily on lectures by Purdue University Professor Erica W. Carlson from The Great Courses (TGC): Understanding the Quantum World. Without resorting to mathematics, she provides a thorough introduction to and understanding of the strange quantum world that exists at the scale of atoms. In parallel with Professor Carlson's lectures, the history of how quantum mechanics evolved from 1900 to the 1950s will be told through the work and lives of 12 Nobel Prize winners. These courses do not require an understanding of mathematics. However, supplemental resources will be provided for those who seek a more rigorous understanding of the concepts and methods of quantum mechanics.
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mail: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415
phone: (352) 239-8780.