PHYS 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (Graduate) – Fall II

This course reviews special relativity and provides an introduction to quantum mechanics. It covers applications in nuclear and particle physics and develops key aspects of quantum theory via various extensions of the Stern-Gerlach experiment. The course emphasizes the matrix mechanics approach to quantum mechanics. Use of software applications for visualization and problem solving is a key aspect. This course is designed for those seeking the credentials required by many regional accrediting bodies in order to be able to teach advanced placement, concurrent early college, and community college physics courses.

Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree with a physics major or state certification (in any state) to teach physics at a secondary school level.

Prerequisite Courses: PHYS-501 or equivalent (recommend PHYS-502, PHYS-503 or equivalents)

Sequential Offerings:
Physics 501 Mathematical Methods in Physics (Spring 2020)
Physics 502 Classical Mechanics (Summer I 2020)
Physics 503 Electromagnetism (Summer II 2020)
Physics 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (Fall 2020)
Physics 505 Quantum Mechanics II (Spring 2021)
Physics 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Summer 2021)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Semester: Fall II 2020

Instructor: Bradley Mauger, Ph.D

Credit Hours: 3

Date: 10/19/2020 – 12/20/2020

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12