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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 5.73 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Introductory Quantum Mechanics I 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Chemistry 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Robert Field 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 5.73 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    This course features comprehensive lecture notes on quantum mechanics, along with other materials used by students in the course.

    Course Description

    5.73 covers fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics: wave properties, uncertainty principles, Schrodinger equation, and operator and matrix methods. Basic applications of the following are discussed: one-dimensional potentials (harmonic oscillator), three-dimensional centrosymetric potentials (hydrogen atom), and angular momentum and spin. The course also examines approximation methods: WKB method, variational principle, and perturbation theory.

    Technical Requirements

    Mathematica® software is required to run the .nb files found on this course site.

    The instructor would like to acknowledge Peter Giunta for preparing the original version of the materials for 5.73.


    Mathematica® is a registered trademark of Wolfram Research, Inc.


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