Description
THE MAKING OF MODERN QUANTUM THEORY
** available as of 06/30/2021
This course covers the major historical developments in modern quantum mechanics from the mid 1920's to the 1960's. Topics may include: Heisenberg's matrix mechanics, Schrodinger's wave mechanics, their theoretical equivalence, von Neumann's axiomatization, the discovery of spin, evidence for wave-particle duality, the rise of the Copenhagen interpretation, the incorporation of group theory representations, quantum logic, the EPR paper, Bell's theorem, and the Everett interpretation.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2816
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus