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Quantum Mechanics for the Rest of Us

Professor Joseph Chalmers

Classical physics generally, but not always, deals with things that we often can visualize and develop intuitive feelings about. However, when objects are moving at speeds near the speed of light and relativistic effects are important, or when we are dealing with very small systems like that of the atomic nuclei, where quantum mechanics plays a role, it is difficult to understand the underlying theoretical principles if you have not studied these areas intensely. This lecture will introduce quantum mechanics in a way that will allow non-physicists to grasp some of these principles.

Instructor: Joseph Chalmers is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Louisville. In his retirement, he lectures at both San Diego State University and UC San Diego. He received his PhD in theoretical nuclear physics from Wayne State University.

Coordinator: Jerry Kent

Course Number: OSHR-70016   Credit: 0 units

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