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PHIL 271: Quantum Mechanics for Everyone

Illustration of Schrodinger's cat experiment


Quantum mechanics is driving a technological revolution, and here in Waterloo we have front row seats. This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts of quantum mechanics from a historical and philosophical perspective. No background in mathematics or physics will be presupposed. The goal of the course is to supply the background needed to understand some of the principles behind the cutting-edge research being carried out at the Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo.

Offered: Winter 2017
Instructor: Doreen Fraser
Days/Times/Location: Tues/Thurs, 4:00-5:20 pm, RCH 112
Syllabus

The Imprint recently published an article, "Anyone Can Learn a Little Quantum" on the course. Need more? Read the Q&A with Doreen Fraser where she explains what she finds rewarding about teaching the course, discusses some of its practical applications, and suggests a movie that will get you in the mood for science. Other "Quantum Mechanics" news story links.