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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 453 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

(Same as MATH 453 .) This course explores the mathematical and conceptual foundations of quantum theory. Exemplar experiments motivate discussion throughout, including quantum interference, EPR-Bell nonlocality, delayed choice experiments, interaction-free measurement, and geometric phases. Topics include operational quantum theory, ontological models, and interpretations of quantum theory. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits