8.04 | Spring 2013 | Undergraduate
Quantum Physics I
Course Description

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 …

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.

Learning Resource Types
notes Lecture Notes
grading Exams
assignment_turned_in Problem Sets with Solutions
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.)