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Course Name: Quantum Physics: an overview of a weird world

Subtitle: A rigorous but soft approach for beginners on topics that you won’t find elsewhere explained at introductory level.

Instructor: Taught by Marco Masi, Physicist (Ph.D.) and tutor

Category: Academics

Subcategory: Math & Science

Provided by: Udemy

Price: $20 (before discount)

Free coupon code: See above (no charge for coupon)

Review info & popularity

As of July 20, 2016…

Students: 2304 students enrolled

Ratings: 51 reviews

Rank: ranked #49 in Udemy Academics Courses

Brief course description

A course on quantum physics for everyone, which will lead you by hand as clearly as possible from the abc of quantum mechanics to the most recent experiments and its philosophical implications. This course does not only introduce you to the basics of quantum theory, but covers also with a simple and non academic approach topics and several experiments that usually are discussed only among specialists. We review the standard concepts like the wave-particle duality, Heisenberg`s uncertainty principle, Schrödinger`s cat, the vacuum zero-point energy and virtual particles, among several others. Then we deepen the subject analysing quantum entanglement, the so called “EPR paradox” which question our naive understanding of the meaning of reality and locality, together with other effects and ground braking discoveries of the last century physics. Another, more advanced section, and that is usually not explained to the popular audience in an accurate but clear and understandable way, is what I call the “quantum philosophy experiments”, like the “which way”, “quantum erasure”, “delayed choice”, “interaction free” and “quantum teleportation” experiments.

This course is unique in the sense that, after delivering a historic introduction and the foundations, getting rid of typical popular misunderstandings, it discusses also several topics which go to the essence of the quantum phenomena, making it available for the first time in an easy understandable way to everyone. It is for those who always wanted to understand the principles of quantum physics, but are not physicist. Especially the part on quantum philosophy experiments may be interesting for physicists too who want to deepen the conceptual foundations and the philosophy of QM. For those who always have been attracted by the fascinating and weird quantum world, but found only advanced level university courses, or superficial popular science hypes where you couldn’t discriminate between serious sensical and nonsensical stuff and between scientific and pseudo-scientific theories. For those who searched for a course that explains the basics of quantum mechanics, but that does not presuppose a technical preparation, and yet furnishes the most rigorous account as far an (almost) non mathematical exposition allows for.

By covering the basics of quantum theory, from its birth about a century ago until today’s modern research, its aim is to deliver the material necessary so that you will be able by yourself to distinguish between mere speculative (and more or less extravagant) interpretations in fashion, and the real experimental facts.n n Note: students from schools or colleges will get a free bonus. Send an email to marco.masi@gmail.com from your school/department mail account and you will get the coupon.

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Marco Masi bio

I graduated in physics at the university of Padua (near Venice), and later obtained a Ph.D in physics at the university of Trento. Later worked as a PostDoc researcher in universities in Italy, France and more recently in Germany, where I’m actually living. I’m striving for a new pedagogical paradigm for higher education and working on a project to establish a Free Progress University.

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Final details for this Udemy course

Languages: English

Skill level: Beginner Level

Lectures: 39 lessons

Duration: 12.5 hours of video

What you get: If you dedicate 30-45 min. a day to the course, in a couple of weeks you will have learned the basic conceptual foundations that will enable you to understand what really quantum theory is about.

Target audience: Everyone who is passionate about science and/or philosophy of science and is curious about the laws and the nature of the material universe.

Requirements: The course does not need any mathematical skills. In some lectures some simple mathematical expressions will be used, but they will also be explained appropriately in the simplest possible manner.

Access: Lifetime access

Peace of mind: 30 day money back guarantee

Availability: available online, as well as on iOS and Android

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