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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Quantum Physics II (Fall 2013)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare


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  • Captions/transcript
  • Lecture notes
  • Assignments: problem sets (no solutions)
  • Exams (no solutions)
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.


1. Wave Mechanics.
2. Wave Mechanics (continued).
3. Wave Mechanics (continued) and Stern-Gerlach Experiment.
4. Spin One-half, Bras, Kets, and Operators.
5. Linear Algebra: Vector Spaces and Operators.
6. Linear Algebra: Vector Spaces and Operators (continued).
7. Linear Algebra: Vector Spaces and Operators (continued).
8. Linear Algebra: Vector Spaces and Operators (continued).
9. Dirac's Bra and Ket Notation.
10. Uncertainty Principle and Compatible Observables.
11. Uncertainty Principle and Compatible Observables (continued).
12. Quantum Dynamics.
13. Quantum Dynamics (continued) | Heisenberg Picture.
14. Quantum Dynamics (continued).
15. Quantum Dynamics (continued).
16. Quantum Dynamics (continued) and Two State Systems.
17. Two State Systems (continued).
18. Two State Systems (continued), Multiparticle States and Tensor Products.
19. Multiparticle States and Tensor Products (continued).
20. Multiparticle States and Tensor Products (continued) and Angular Momentum.
21. Angular Momentum (continued).
22. Angular Momentum (continued).
23. Angular Momentum (continued).
24. Addition of Angular Momentum.
25. Addition of Angular Momentum (continued).
26. Addition of Angular Momentum (continued).

Taught by

Prof. Barton Zwiebach


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