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.

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

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