Prof. Robert Field
5.73 covers fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics: wave properties, uncertainty principles, Schrodinger equation, and operator and matrix methods. Basic applications of the following are discussed: one-dimensional potentials (harmonic oscillator), three-dimensional centrosymetric potentials (hydrogen atom), and angular momentum and spin. The course also examines approximation methods: WKB method, variational principle, and perturbation theory.
The instructor would like to acknowledge Peter Giunta for preparing the original version of the materials for 5.73.
Field, Robert. 5.73 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I, Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/chemistry/5-73-introductory-quantum-mechanics-i-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA