Quantum Mechanics for Everyone (edX)

Quantum Mechanics for Everyone is online course offered by Georgetown University via edX.

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Quantum Mechanics for Everyone (edX)


Quantum Mechanics for Everyone is a six-week long MOOC that teaches the basic ideas of quantum mechanics with a method that requires no complicated math beyond taking square roots (and you can use a calculator for that). Quantum theory is taught without “dumbing down” any of the material, giving you the same version experts use in current research. We will cover the quantum mystery of the two-slit experiment and advanced topics that include how to see something without shining light on it (quantum seeing in the dark) and bunching effects of photons (Hong-Ou-Mandel effect).

To get a flavor for the course and see if it is right for you, watch “Let’s get small”, which shows you how poorly you were taught what an atom looks like, and “The fallacy of physics phobia.”

Please note : the modules of Quantum Mechanics for Everyone course will be released on a weekly basis from October 11, 2020 to November 22, 2020, when all the course material will be available in the archive mode.


1. Introduction to the Quantum World
Classical mechanics of moving magnets in a magnetic field
Probability – Quantum Probability

2. Advanced Quantum Mechanics with Spins
Stern-Gerlach analyzer-loop
Analog of the two-slit experiment
Wheeler’s delayed choice experiment
Bell’s inequality – NMR and MRI

3. The Quantum Mechanics of Light
Wave or particle?
Exploring the quantum model for light
Developing the quantum model for light
Understanding the quantum mystery – Applications of the quantum theory of light

4. Advanced Quantum Ideas with Light
Introduction to quantum seeing in the dark
Mach-Zehnder Interferometer
The Quantum Zeno Effect Quantum Seeing in the Dark – Identical particles and the Hong-Ou-Mandel experiment


James Freericks

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