Quantum Physics I

Reflection of ultracold rubidium atoms from a double potential barrier.

This diagram illustrates the reflection of ultracold rubidium atoms from a double potential barrier in one dimension. The vertical axis represents position, and the horizontal axis represents time. The two potential barriers are located where the interference fringes appear. (Image courtesy of William Putnam and James Albrecht.)


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This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.

Vuletic, Vladan. 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-04-quantum-physics-i-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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