Education

 

M. Raymer teaches courses at all levels of the physics curriculum, from advanced quantum optics theory for graduate students to conceptual physics courses for undergraduates.

 He recently developed a new university course and textbook for nonscience students called The Physics Behind the Internet that covers the physical basis for information technology, at a level suitable for students with little or no physics background. The course teaches, at a conceptual level, the basics of information, communication, atomic physics, semiconductor device physics, and optical physics and technology. In support of this course he authored a textbook, planned for publication in 2007. More information about this text is available at The Silicon Web.

 Instructors or departments interested in considering the course or text for adoption may contact Raymer directly.

He has also authored several educational/pedagogical articles:
  1.  “Uncertainty principle for joint measurement of noncommuting variables,” M. G. Raymer, Am. J. Phys. 62, 986 (1994).
  2.  “Measuring the quantum mechanical wave function,” M. G. Raymer, Contemp. Physics 38, 343 (1997).
  3.  “Demonstration of Boundary Conditions on Sound Impulse Reflections in Pipes,” M. G. Raymer and S. Micklavzina, The Physics Teacher, 33, 183 (1995).
 For links to these papers, see the publications list elsewhere in these web pages.