Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic WorldCode: DVD0355
Auteurs: Prof Benjamin chumacher
Uitgever: Great Courses
Korte beschrijving: Benjamin Schumacher's oral delivery of the subject material leaves much to be desired (even by Teaching Company course standards). His stammering and cluttering (tachyphemia) makes his lecture hard to follow. Often he repeats his first word two or three times, manages to get another two or three out, then backs up and begins his sentence again, often altering course in the process. This occurs so frequently that if one were to edit out all the false starts, one would probably reduce the DVD content by about 20%. This is so distracting that it causes my mind to wander away from what he's saying, then i have the go back 15-20 seconds and listen to it over again, because i tuned out the first time. If i go back too far, i find myself tuning him out again, and having to rewind again and repeat the whole process, like some Twilight Zone nightmare.
The material is interesting enough, and explained in layman's terms. Were it not for the abysmal oral delivery, i'd give this course another two stars. It's a good primer to quantum mechanics, but falls short if you're expecting a quantum mechanics 101 level course. The math is fairly lightweight, even for the math-phobic. This would be a great course if the Teaching Company had hired a professional actor or orator to deliver it.