Collins Living Learning Center | Our Quantum Universe
L230 | 27987 | Timothy Prisk


About one-third of the US Gross National Product is currently connected to developments in
quantum theory (e.g. lasers, transistors, semiconductors), yet non-scientists are often barred
from appreciating quantum theory because its full articulation requires the use of daunting
mathematics.  In this course, we will survey the central concepts of quantum mechanics
assuming only basic algebra, with no calculus or trigonometry required.  This is an
opportunity for curious students to solve interesting problems and catch a glimpse of the
mysterious world that quantum mechanics purports to describe.