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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 8.04 (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Quantum Physics I 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Physics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Vladan Vuletic 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 8.04 Quantum Physics I

    Spring 2006

    Course Highlights

    8.04 Quantum Physics I

    Spring 2006

    Reflection of ultracold rubidium atoms from a double potential barrier.
    This diagram illustrates the reflection of ultracold rubidium atoms from a double potential barrier in one dimension. The vertical axis represents position, and the horizontal axis represents time. The two potential barriers are located where the interference fringes appear. (Image courtesy of William Putnam and James Albrecht.)

    Course Description

    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.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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