8.04 Quantum Physics I (Spring 2016, MIT OCW). Instructor: Prof. Barton Zwiebach. This is the first course in the undergraduate Quantum Physics sequence. It introduces the basic features of quantum mechanics. It covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrodinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrodinger's equation in three dimensions.
This presentation of 8.04 by Barton Zwiebach (2016) differs somewhat and complements nicely the presentation of Allan Adams (2013). Adams covers a larger set of ideas; Zwiebach tends to go deeper into a smaller set of ideas, offering a systematic and detailed treatment. Adams begins with the subtleties of superposition, while Zwiebach discusses the surprises of interaction-free measurements. While both courses overlap over a sizable amount of standard material, Adams discussed applications to condensed matter physics, while Zwiebach focused on scattering and resonances. The different perspectives of the instructors make the problem sets in the two courses rather different.
8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2016
Instructor: Prof. Barton Zwiebach. Lecture Notes. Assignments: Problem Sets (no solutions). Exams (no solutions). This course introduces the basic features of quantum mechanics.