Quantum Physics III

A montage of hand-drawn graphs demonstrating principals of quantum physics.

Energy levels in a certain time-dependent three state system with two off-diagonal matrix elements α and the third zero, a spherical harmonic, and the Stark effect for n=3. (Image by Prof. Krishna Rajagopal.)


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Spring 2005



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This course features a list of readings, a complete set of assignments, and information on a term-long project.

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Together, this course and its predecessor, 8.05: Quantum Physics II, cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. Topics in this course include units, time-independent approximation methods, the structure of one- and two-electron atoms, charged particles in a magnetic field, scattering, and time-dependent perturbation theory. In this second term, students are required to research and write a paper on a topic related to the content of 8.05 and 8.06.

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Krishna Rajagopal. 8.06 Quantum Physics III. Spring 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, http://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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