This physics course covers Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle and the concept of compatible operators. You will also learn about the Schrödinger and Heisenberg pictures of quantum mechanics and the coherent and squeezed states of the harmonic oscillator. The course concludes with two state systems and their applications to NMR and masers.
This is the second of three courses offering a sophisticated view of quantum mechanics and its proper mathematical foundation.
- Part 1: Wave Mechanics
- Part 2: Quantum Dynamics
- Part 3: Entanglement and Angular Momentum
To understand the material in this course you should have taken Mastering Quantum Mechanics Part 1: Wave Mechanics.
Completing the 3-part Quantum Mechanics series will give you the necessary foundation to pursue advanced study or research at the graduate level in areas related to quantum mechanics
The series will follow MIT’s on campus 8.05, the second semester of the three-course sequence on undergraduate quantum mechanics, and will be equally rigorous. 8.05 is a signature course in MIT's physics program and a keystone in the education of physics majors.
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