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Feynman Lectures Simplified 3A: Quantum Mechanics Part One

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Length: 294 pages3 hours

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Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Quantum mechanics is rarely taught well in introductory physics courses, largely because this challenging subject was not well taught to many of today’s instructors. Few had the opportunity to learn quantum mechanics from some who understood it profoundly; almost none learned it from one of its creators. Here more than anywhere else, Feynman excels. Here more than anywhere else, Feynman Simplified can help you learn from the very best, but at a humane pace.

Feynman Simplified: 3A covers the first half of Volume 3 and chapters 37 and 38 of Volume 1 of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. The topics we explore include:

Why the Micro-World is Different.
Quantization and Particle-Wave Duality
Indeterminism and the Uncertainty Principle
Probabilities and Amplitudes
Identical Particle phenomena
Bosons and Spin One
Fermions and Spin One-Half
Time Evolution and the Hamiltonian Operator
The Two-State Ammonia Maser

Readers will greatly benefit from a prior understanding of the material in Feynman Simplified 1A, 1B and 1C. A familiarity with elementary calculus is assumed.

If you are looking for information about a specific topic, peruse our free downloadable index to the entire Feynman Simplified series found on my website "Guide to the Cosmos . com"

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