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.