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The Quantum World

Welcome to The Quantum World!

This course is an introduction to quantum chemistry: the application of quantum theory to atoms, molecules, and materials. You’ll learn about wavefunctions, probability, special notations, and approximations that make quantum mechanics easier to apply. You’ll also learn how to use Python to program quantum-mechanical models of atoms and molecules.

HarvardX has partnered with DataCamp to create assignments in Python that allow students to program directly in a browser-based interface. You will not need to download any special software, but an up-to-date browser is recommended.

This course has serious prerequisites. You will need to be comfortable with college-level chemistry and calculus. Some prior programming experience is also encouraged.

The Quantum World is ideal for:

  • Chemistry majors who want extra material alongside an on-campus course
  • Chemistry majors at an institution that does not offer quantum chemistry
  • Physics or CompSci majors who want to branch out to chemistry
  • Graduate students refreshing on quantum mechanics before their qualifying exams
  • Professional chemists who want to brush up on their skills

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Rating 4.5 based on 2 ratings
Length 26 weeks
Effort 3 - 5 hours per week
Starts Jun 1 (91 weeks ago)
Cost $199
From Harvard University, HarvardX via edX
Instructors Dr. Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Dr. Colin Fredericks, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Colin Fredericks
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Language English
Subjects Programming Science
Tags Computer Science Physics Chemistry

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Adjunct Instructor - Physics $34k

Physics Supplemental Instructor and Tutor $51k

Tutoring for Conceptual/Algebra-Based/Calculus-Based Physics $64k

Rice Quantum Institute/Applied Physics Graduate Program Administrator $67k

Physics Professor (Adjunct) $75k

Quantum Computing Theorist $83k

Team Professor of Physics Lead $93k

Assistant Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy $99k

Adjunct Mathematics and Physics Professor $101k

Associate Adjunct Physics Instructor $118k

Materials, Process & Physics Engineer 3 $138k

Professor and Chairman of Physics Department $213k

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Rating 4.5 based on 2 ratings
Length 26 weeks
Effort 3 - 5 hours per week
Starts Jun 1 (91 weeks ago)
Cost $199
From Harvard University, HarvardX via edX
Instructors Dr. Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Dr. Colin Fredericks, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Colin Fredericks
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Science
Tags Computer Science Physics Chemistry