# Quantum Physics and Mechanics Courses

Take free online quantum physics courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn quantum physics and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

## What is Quantum Physics?

Quantum physics, or quantum mechanics, is physics at a microscopic scale. Quantum theory seeks to describe matter and energy at atomic and sub-atomic levels where classical physics does not always apply due to wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle.

## Learn Quantum Physics and Mechanics for Beginners

Learn the basics of quantum physics and mechanics with introductory level classes at edX. Standford's Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers 1 teaches you the basics of quantum mechanics. You will gain conceptual understanding of quantum mechanics, key physics concepts, key ideas in using quantum mechanical waves, mathematics of quantum mechanical waves, learn the wavefunction and its probability interpretation, and much more.

## Online Quantum Physics and Mechanics Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to quantum physics with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about quantum physics in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.

Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in quantum physics courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Get started in quantum physics with one the following courses or programs.

If you are new to the world of quantum mechanics, get an introduction with Georgetown’s self-paced course, Quantum Mechanics for Everyone. This 4-week course requires little mathematical computation and will teach you about quantum particles, the basics of probability theory, what the quantum mystery is and much more. It is a perfect introduction to the study of the ultrasmall.

For more advanced topics in quantum physics, consider two courses from MIT. The first, Quantum Mechanics: Quantum Physics in 1D Potentials, covers the Schrodinger equation. Learn how to solve it for one-dimensional potentials including the square well and the harmonic oscillator and understand the algebraic solution of the harmonic oscillator. The second course, Quantum Mechanics: 1D Scattering and Central Potentials, covers scattering in one-dimensional potentials, angular momentum, central potentials and the hydrogen atom. Learn about phase-shifts, time delay, Levinson’s theorem and more. Courses are 5 weeks each and are expected to take 12 or more hours per week.

## Explore More Quantum Mechanics Courses

Explore these and other online quantum physics and quantum mechanics courses. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.