8.05 Quantum Physics II

Fall 2004

A spherical harmonic, a wave packet, and the momentum.
A spherical harmonic, a wave packet, and the momentum operator in the harmonic oscillator basis. (Image courtesy of Krishna Rajagopal.)

Course Highlights

This course features a list of readings, a complete set of assignments, and references to related resources.

Course Description

Together, this course and 8.06: Quantum Physics III cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. Topics covered in this course include the general formalism of quantum mechanics, harmonic oscillator, quantum mechanics in three-dimensions, angular momentum, spin, and addition of angular momentum.

Technical Requirements

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*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Iain Stewart

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session




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