What are the chapters in quantum physics?
Description. This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics. Topics include: photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, photons, Franck-Hertz experiment, the Bohr atom, electron diffraction, de Broglie waves, and the wave-particle duality of matter and light.
How many quantum subjects are there?
There are two classes of quantum particles, those with a spin multiple of one-half, called fermions, and those with a spin multiple of one, called bosons. The spin quantum number of fermions can be s = +1/2, s = −1/2, or an odd multiple of s = ±1/2. Electrons, protons, and neutrons are fermions.
What do I need to know before learn quantum physics?
Calculus, complex numbers, differential equations, linear algebra, and introductory physics should get you much of what you’d need for a basic introduction to quantum mechanics. Probability and statistics is highly recommended, as is Fourier analysis.
Can quantum mechanics be self taught?
If you are new to the world of quantum mechanics, get an introduction with Georgetown’s self-paced course, Quantum Mechanics for Everyone. This 4-week course requires little mathematical computation and will teach you about quantum particles, the basics of probability theory, what the quantum mystery is and much more.
Where do I start with quantum physics?
They have little or no math. I suggest starting with the series “Looking Glass Universe” and “Cracking the Nutshell.” Try to find the first videos on quantum mechanics in each series and go from there. I also watched a huge hodgepodge of other videos until I felt oriented.
Who was right Bohr or Einstein?
Bohr seemingly triumphed over Einstein by arguing that the Einstein’s own general theory of relativity saves the consistency of quantum mechanics. We revisit this thought experiment from a modern point of view and find that neither Einstein nor Bohr was right.
Who first discovered quantum physics?
German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbreaking study of the effect of radiation on a “blackbody” substance, and the quantum theory of modern physics is born. Through physical experiments, Planck demonstrated that energy, in certain situations, can exhibit characteristics of physical matter.