Together 8.05 and 8.06 cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. General formalism of quantum mechanics: states, operators, Dirac notation, representations, measurement theory. Harmonic oscillator: operator algebra, states. Quantum mechanics in three-dimensions: central potentials and the radial equation, bound and scattering states, qualitative analysis of wavefunctions. Angular momentum: operators, commutator algebra, eigenvalues and eigenstates, spherical harmonics. Spin: Stern-Gerlach devices and measurements, nuclear magnetic resonance, spin and statistics. Addition of angular momentum: Clebsch-Gordan series and coefficients, spin systems, and allotropic forms of hydrogen.

Other Identifiers:8.05-Fall2002 local: 8.05 local: IMSCP-MD5-638fde2e0ac1bd02afdf78cf6111d362

Keywords:General formalism of quantum mechanics: states, Dirac notation, representations, measurement theory, states, Quantum mechanics in three-dimensions: central potentials and the radial equation, bound and scattering states, qualitative analysis of wavefunctions, commutator algebra, eigenvalues and eigenstates, spherical harmonics, nuclear magnetic resonance, spin and statistics, Addition of angular momentum: Clebsch-Gordan series and coefficients, spin systems, allotropic forms of hydrogen, Angular momentum, operators, Harmonic oscillator, operator algebra, Spin, Stern-Gerlach devices and measurements, central potentials and the radial equation, Clebsch-Gordan series and coefficients, quantum physics, Quantum theory