Introductory Quantum Mechanics I

Time dependent Schrodinger equation for one spatial dimension.

Time dependent Schrodinger equation for one spatial dimension. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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Fall 2002



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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.

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Robert Field. 5.73 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I, Fall 2002. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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