Time dependent Schrodinger equation for one spatial dimension. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW.)
This course features comprehensive lecture notes
on quantum mechanics, along with other materials used by students in the course.
5.73 covers fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics: wave properties, uncertainty principles, Schrodinger equation, and operator and matrix methods. Basic applications of the following are discussed: one-dimensional potentials (harmonic oscillator), three-dimensional centrosymetric potentials (hydrogen atom), and angular momentum and spin. The course also examines approximation methods: WKB method, variational principle, and perturbation theory.
Mathematica® software is required to run the .nb files found on this course site.
The instructor would like to acknowledge Peter Giunta for preparing the original version of the materials for 5.73.
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