Quantum Mechanics II OpenCourseWare: A Free Advanced Graduate Study Course on Quantum Mechanics by MIT

Published Feb 12, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free 'Introductory Quantum Mechanics II' OpenCourseWare is designed for students looking to further their understanding of quantum dynamics. Students taking this graduate course should have first completed 'Quantum Mechanics I.' This course is designed for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Introductory Quantum Mechanics II: Course Specifics

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Introductory Quantum Mechanics II: Course Description

This upper-level introductory course to quantum mechanics is offered by the Department of Chemistry at MIT in Cambridge, MA. The course covers more advanced aspects of the Schrodinger and Heisenberg principles and includes topics, such as perturbation theory, Fermi's golden rule and the interaction of matter and light. As an advanced course, students also study statistical properties of ensembles of a large number of quantum particles, quantum fluctuations and quantum linear response functions. This study includes the application of non-linear spectroscopy. This includes nonlinear polarization, diagrammatic perturbation theory, third-order nonlinear spectroscopy, characterization of fluctuations and 2-dimensional spectroscopy.

The course also covers applications of quantum mechanics, such as the Forster theory and the Marcus theory. Chemistry professor Dr. Andrei Tokmakoff teaches this course. To complete the class, students must have an Internet connection, the ability to download and read .dat files and access to the required readings.

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, lecture notes, problem sets and study notes. Those interested in this free course should visit the Introductory Quantum Mechanics II course page.

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