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.

NoteThis course is available to all eligible teachers regardless of religious affiliation. Some assignments may reflect Indiana Wesleyan University’s faith-based culture

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).

Cohort 2 – Winter/Spring II 24:

PHYS 501 Mathematical Methods (W/S II 24)
PHYS 502 Classical Mechanics (SU I 24)
PHYS 503 Electromagnetism (SU II 24)
PHYS 504 Intro- Quan Mechanics (FA I 24)
PHYS 505 Quantum Mechanics II (FA lI 24
PHYS 506 Thermodynamics (W/S I 25)

Cohort 3 – Winter/Spring I 25:

PHYS 501 Mathematical Methods (W/S I 25)
PHYS 502 Classical Mechanics (W/S II 25)
PHYS 503 Electromagnetism (SU I 25)
PHYS 504 Intro- Quan Mechanics (SU II 25)
PHYS 505 Quantum Mechanics II (FA l 25)
PHYS 506 Thermodynamics (FA II 25)

*STEM VI is funded through SU II 25.  All coures beyond that date are pending funding renewal.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Semester: Fall I 2024

Instructor: TBA

Credit Hours: 3

Date: 8/27/24 – 10/21/24

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion Option: Yes

PHYS 504 Syllabus

Master of Science in Physics in Education

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction