PHYS 504 Quantum Mechanics I (Graduate)

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.

Note: 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.

Prerequisite Skills & Knowledge: 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 (Winter/Spring I 2022, Fall I 2022, & Winter/Spring I 2023)
Physics 502 Classical Mechanics (Winter/Spring II 2022, Fall II 2022, & Winter/Spring II 2023)
Physics 503 Electromagnetism (Winter/Spring I 2022, Winter/Spring I 2023, & Summer I 2023)
Physics 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (Winter/Spring II 2022 & Winter/Spring II 2023)
Physics 505 Quantum Mechanics II (Summer I 2022 & Summer I 2023)
Physics 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Summer II 2022 & Summer II 2023)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Semester: Summer II 2023

Instructor: Dr. Bradley Mauger

Credit Hours: 3

Date: 6/27/23 – 8/21/23

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion Option: Yes

Master of Science in Physics in Education

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction