Quantum Physics III OpenCourseWare: A Free Advanced Undergraduate Quantum Physics Course by MIT

Published Jan 29, 2009

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The third sequential OpenCourseWare on quantum mechanics, 'Quantum Physics III', continues the approach from 'Quantum Physics II' and further implements contemporary methods in Physics. This free online course is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and explores specific concepts. Those seeking a bachelor's degree in Physics will find this course useful in their study.

Quantum Physics III: Course Specifics

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Quantum Physics III: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare, the third in a series, aims at incorporating such advancements in the area of quantum mechanics. Professor Krishna Rajagopal covers a multitude of specific topics, which begin with natural units and degenerate Fermi systems. Students will survey time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, adiabatic approximation and quantum computing. This course is presented in lecture format and reinforces these concepts with a list of readings provided online. Students will also be able to work through homework assignments related to each topic. This OpenCourseWare also includes project instructions for a short research project. For this project, the reader will select a concept from either this course or 'Quantum Physics II' and formulate it into a paper to simulate the process of publishing his or her research. The course website recommends taking 'Experimental Physics I and II (Junior Lab)' concurrently with this OpenCourseWare.

Project instructions, homework assignments and the reading list are all offered online as free downloads. Students interested in this course should visit the Quantum Physics course home page.

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