This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger’s equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger’s equation in three dimensions.
Overview, scale of quantum mechanics, boundary between classical and quantum phenomena
Planck’s constant, interference, Fermat’s principle of least time, deBroglie wavelength
Double slit experiment with electrons and photons, wave particle duality, Heisenberg uncertainty
Wavefunctions and wavepackets, probability and probability amplitude, probability density
Thomson atom, Rutherford scattering
Vuletic, Vladan. 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu(Accessed 31 Jul, 2012). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA