Archived Versions

8.06 Quantum Physics III

As taught in: Spring 2005

A montage of hand-drawn graphs demonstrating principals of quantum physics.

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.)




Prof. Krishna Rajagopal

Course Features

Course Highlights

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

Special software is required to use some of the files in this section: .tex.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.