Quantum Theory I

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Ground state of a 2D quantum system with two classical minima. (Image adapted from course content.)

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MIT Course Number

8.321

As Taught In

Fall 2002

Level

Graduate

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8.321 is the first semester of a two-semester subject on quantum theory, stressing principles. Topics covered include: Hilbert spaces, observables, uncertainty relations, eigenvalue problems and methods for solution thereof, time-evolution in the Schrodinger, Heisenberg, and interaction pictures, connections between classical and quantum mechanics, path integrals, quantum mechanics in EM fields, angular momentum, time-independent perturbation theory, density operators, and quantum measurement.

Taylor, Washington. 8.321 Quantum Theory I, Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-321-quantum-theory-i-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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