Quantum Physics I

Lines and boxes showing experimental set-up.

Experimental set-up: First we split the beam, then we send one beam through the potential and the other along a free path of the same length, then we interfere the two beams to compare the phase. (Image courtesy of Allan Adams.)


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Spring 2013



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

It is the first course in the undergraduate Quantum Physics sequence, followed by 8.05 Quantum Physics II and 8.06 Quantum Physics III.

Allan Adams, Matthew Evans, and Barton Zwiebach. 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2013. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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