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Online Quantum Physics courses

by SteveM19
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SteveM19
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Mar10-11, 07:25 PM
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Does anyone know of a good place to look to take a course in quantum physics online? I am a teacher and recently did a unit on black holes, and I found them fascinating. My background is in liberal arts, but I think with a lot of work I could get through it. Thank you in advance for all who reply. Have a good evening.
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Rasalhague
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Mar11-11, 09:43 AM
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A series of 31 lectures by Prof. V. Balakrishnan from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/video.php?courseId=1090

There are several online lecture series on theoretical physics by Leonard Susskind at Stanford University:

Quantum Entanglements
http://www.youtube.com/user/Stanford...9D6DB4231291BE

Quantum Physics
http://www.youtube.com/user/Stanford...C10A9CB1D13841

Classical Physics
http://www.youtube.com/user/Stanford...9C0DCE90CB6D81

Special Relativity
http://www.youtube.com/user/Stanford...D6C043FEC59772

Einstein's Theory (general relativity)
http://www.youtube.com/user/Stanford...8BDEEBA6BDC78D
SteveM19
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Mar12-11, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for your help -- is there a way to get a certificate of completion from any of these lectures (or any others that might be out there?)

dyerb14
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Apr29-11, 12:40 AM
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Online Quantum Physics courses

I have browsed a lot of open courseware in physics and have never seen any university or other affiliation offering certification of completion. I believe that it is a somewhat controversial subject right now. However, as sights like Khan Academy and MIT OpencourseWare are becoming more interactive, connecting global communities of viewers of select courses, that is becoming more feasible. One institution commented within an MIT course discussion page I was reading, asking several questions to the viewers about their perspective on certification and what they would require for it to be worthwhile. So, although I don't think you will be able to find certification right now, from my point of view it seems like a very current issue and we will have to see what happens in the future.
dyerb14
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Sep11-11, 11:22 AM
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Professor James Binney from Oxford has Quantum Mechanics lectures as well. Here is a link to all of his resources he offers, but only the quantum mechanics class has video lectures available.

http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/p.../lectures.html
seouldavid
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Sep11-11, 08:55 PM
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Quote Quote by dyerb14 View Post
Professor James Binney from Oxford has Quantum Mechanics lectures as well. Here is a link to all of his resources he offers, but only the quantum mechanics class has video lectures available.

http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/p.../lectures.html
With regard to video lectures of the course, this provides a complete collection of the lectures.

http://www.infocobuild.com/education...cs-oxford.html
bp_psy
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Nov1-11, 03:32 PM
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The lectures from Oxford and IIT are amazing but they have a really fast pace. These lectures on Special relativity and QM are probably much better as a starting point.

http://www.youtube.com/user/jmgerton#p/u
Highway
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Nov3-11, 10:21 PM
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get a copy of "quantum mechanics demystified" those books really lay standard course problems out in a very clear manner, and work out typical problems to completion.

i use them for a lot of classes, and i think even for my pchem class -- which is quantum.
tacitinc
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Jan16-12, 11:44 AM
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Quote Quote by bp_psy View Post
The lectures from Oxford and IIT are amazing but they have a really fast pace. These lectures on Special relativity and QM are probably much better as a starting point.

http://www.youtube.com/user/jmgerton#p/u

that guy made me almost fall asleep lol , then he kept coughing loud as hell into the mic , good info but crap presentation, if i had that guy for my class id drop him in a heart beat ;)
robertjford80
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Jun9-12, 04:39 PM
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[QUOTE=Rasalhague;3181989]A series of 31 lectures by Prof. V. Balakrishnan from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/video.php?courseId=1090

There are several online lecture series on theoretical physics by Leonard Susskind at Stanford University:

Quantum Entanglements
http://www.youtube.com/user/Stanford...9D6DB4231291BE

Quantum Physics
http://www.youtube.com/user/Stanford...C10A9CB1D13841


Which of the above two should one watch first? I started with the second one, but I'm getting the feeling that the Entanglements is first.
sponsoredwalk
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Jun10-12, 10:53 AM
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I'm just learning quantum mechanics but as far as I see it there are four approaches you can take:
the historical approach (intro modern physics course);
the wave mechanics approach (taken by books like Griffiths & schaums);
the dirac vector approach (taken in Binney's lectures & Sakurai's book);
the path integral approach (taken by Feynman's book, not sure how path integraley these lectures are).
The wave mechanics lectures in that link are probably the best to begin with.
spoirier
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Jun14-12, 02:20 AM
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I have written a simple but rigorous introduction to quantum physics expressing the core concepts of quantum states and measurements and their paradoxical aspects in a geometric language (making the mathematical consistency of the theory seem rather intuitive despite the paradoxes).
This does not provide the all the formalism for complex situations nor for the effective expression of fundamental particles and interactions, but gives the general principles and some simple cases, such as the correlation of spins in a pair of electrons, how the predictions for the double-slit experiment can be coherently derived, what is decorrelation as implied by the physical form of measurements, and the nature of entropy and how it is "created".


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