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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 (earlier today)
Cost $199
From Harvard University, HarvardX via edX
Instructors Dr. Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Dr. Colin Fredericks, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Colin Fredericks
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Science
Tags Computer Science Physics Chemistry

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Harvard University

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