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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Prof. Vladan Vuletic

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Two sessions / week
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