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8.06 Quantum Physics III, Spring 2005

Energy levels in a certain time-dependent three state system.
Energy levels in a certain time-dependent three state system with two off-diagonal matrix elements α and the third zero, a spherical harmonic, and the Stark effect for n=3. (Image by Prof. Krishna Rajagopal.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a list of readings, a complete set of assignments, and information on a term-long project.

Course Description

Together, this course and its predecessor, 8.05: Quantum Physics II, cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. Topics in this course include units, time-independent approximation methods, the structure of one- and two-electron atoms, charged particles in a magnetic field, scattering, and time-dependent perturbation theory. In this second term, students are required to research and write a paper on a topic related to the content of 8.05 and 8.06.

Technical Requirements

Microsoft® Powerpoint® software is recommended for viewing the .ppt files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Powerpoint® viewer software can also be used to view the .ppt files. Software to view the .tex files on this course site can be accessed via the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) and the TeX Users Group Web site.



Prof. Krishna Rajagopal

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session




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