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Modern Physics: Quantum Mechanics

Small is different. The quantum world of atoms and subatomic particles is a bit like Alice's "Adventures in Wonderland". A single particle can behave as if it is in two places at once, and a pair of particles - at opposite ends of the universe - can behave in some ways as a single entity. While it might seem impossible to wrap our minds around such quantum weirdness, this sequence of lectures goes a long way towards demystifying the quantum world, giving us solid insights into the fascinating "gears and wheels" of how atoms work.

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Modules

The quantum mechanics lectures have been divided into 17 modules, each with a title and a brief description of its content. It is recommended that these be viewed in the order listed, as each module builds on concepts introduced in previous modules. 

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About the Lecturer

Richard Epp has a Masters degree in electrical engineering and a PhD degree in theoretical physics from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and has held postdoctoral research positions around the world working in general relativity: Einstein's theory of space, time and gravity. With both an engineering and a theoretical physics background, Dr. Epp is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the entire spectrum of physics, from curiosity-driven research in quantum gravity to the applied physics of how a cell phone works. He has extensive outreach experience, having originated many of PI's outreach initiatives - including the ISSYP - and immensely enjoys introducing people of all ages to the mysteries and wonders of our amazing universe