[Coursera] Exploring Quantum Physics
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Coursera - Exploring Quantum Physics (267 files)
Lectures/Week 0 - 01 Welcome/01_Welcome_and_overview_13-03.mp4 19.64MB
Lectures/Week 0 - 01 Welcome/01_Welcome_and_overview_13-03.srt 18.27kB
Lectures/Week 0 - 01 Welcome/01_Welcome_and_overview_13-03.txt 12.18kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/01_Part_I-_Comments_on_studying_QM_10-11.mp4 14.81MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/01_Part_I-_Comments_on_studying_QM_10-11.pdf 953.68kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/01_Part_I-_Comments_on_studying_QM_10-11.srt 14.00kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/01_Part_I-_Comments_on_studying_QM_10-11.txt 9.24kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/02_Part_II-_Pioneering_Experiments_10-42.mp4 14.51MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/02_Part_II-_Pioneering_Experiments_10-42.pdf 380.72kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/02_Part_II-_Pioneering_Experiments_10-42.srt 14.94kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/02_Part_II-_Pioneering_Experiments_10-42.txt 10.01kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/03_Part_III-_Pioneering_Experiments_contd_8-14.mp4 11.94MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/03_Part_III-_Pioneering_Experiments_contd_8-14.pdf 446.28kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/03_Part_III-_Pioneering_Experiments_contd_8-14.srt 10.64kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/03_Part_III-_Pioneering_Experiments_contd_8-14.txt 7.22kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/04_Part_IV-_Deriving_the_Schrdinger_Eq._15-46.mp4 20.60MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/04_Part_IV-_Deriving_the_Schrdinger_Eq._15-46.pdf 261.64kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/05_Part_V-_Spreading_of_quantum_wavepackets_12-45.mp4 17.01MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/05_Part_V-_Spreading_of_quantum_wavepackets_12-45.pdf 307.92kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/05_Part_V-_Spreading_of_quantum_wavepackets_12-45.srt 17.14kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 02 Wavefunctions and Schrdinger Equation/05_Part_V-_Spreading_of_quantum_wavepackets_12-45.txt 11.61kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/01_Part_I-_Meaning_of_the_wavefunction_7-48.mp4 12.15MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/01_Part_I-_Meaning_of_the_wavefunction_7-48.pdf 238.52kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/01_Part_I-_Meaning_of_the_wavefunction_7-48.srt 10.66kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/01_Part_I-_Meaning_of_the_wavefunction_7-48.txt 7.24kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/02_Part_II-_Continuity_Equation_10-38.mp4 4.19MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/02_Part_II-_Continuity_Equation_10-38.srt 12.48kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/02_Part_II-_Continuity_Equation_10-38.txt 8.43kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/03_Part_III-_Observables_Operators_Expectation_Values_9-45.mp4 13.77MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/03_Part_III-_Observables_Operators_Expectation_Values_9-45.pdf 263.35kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/03_Part_III-_Observables_Operators_Expectation_Values_9-45.srt 12.22kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/03_Part_III-_Observables_Operators_Expectation_Values_9-45.txt 8.23kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/04_Part_IV-_Time_Independent_Schrdinger_Eq._13-47.mp4 18.48MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/04_Part_IV-_Time_Independent_Schrdinger_Eq._13-47.pdf 477.21kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/04_Part_IV-_Time_Independent_Schrdinger_Eq._13-47.srt 18.95kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/04_Part_IV-_Time_Independent_Schrdinger_Eq._13-47.txt 12.72kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/05_Part_V-_Superposition_Dirac_Notation_Representations_12-39.mp4 17.12MB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/05_Part_V-_Superposition_Dirac_Notation_Representations_12-39.pdf 439.52kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/05_Part_V-_Superposition_Dirac_Notation_Representations_12-39.srt 15.81kB
Lectures/Week 1 - 03 A physical interpretation of Quantum theory/05_Part_V-_Superposition_Dirac_Notation_Representations_12-39.txt 10.63kB
Lectures/Week 2 - 04 Feynman Path Integral/01_Part_I-_Introduction_7-10.mp4 10.92MB
Lectures/Week 2 - 04 Feynman Path Integral/01_Part_I-_Introduction_7-10.pdf 218.07kB
Lectures/Week 2 - 04 Feynman Path Integral/01_Part_I-_Introduction_7-10.srt 9.04kB
Lectures/Week 2 - 04 Feynman Path Integral/01_Part_I-_Introduction_7-10.txt 6.16kB
Lectures/Week 2 - 04 Feynman Path Integral/02_Part_II-_Propagator_15-01.mp4 20.02MB
Lectures/Week 2 - 04 Feynman Path Integral/02_Part_II-_Propagator_15-01.pdf 252.45kB
Lectures/Week 2 - 04 Feynman Path Integral/02_Part_II-_Propagator_15-01.srt 18.62kB
Lectures/Week 2 - 04 Feynman Path Integral/02_Part_II-_Propagator_15-01.txt 12.54kB
Lectures/Week 2 - 04 Feynman Path Integral/03_Part_III-_Derivation_11-42_difficult_material_optional.mp4 15.02MB
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abstract= {An introduction to quantum physics with emphasis on topics at the frontiers of research, and developing understanding through exercise.




Quantum physics is the foundation for much of modern technology, provides the framework for understanding light and matter from the subatomic to macroscopic domains, and makes possible the most precise measurements ever made. More than just a theory, it offers a way of looking at the world that grows richer with experience and practice. Our course will provide some of that practice and teach you "tricks of the trade" (not found in textbooks) that will enable you to solve quantum-mechanical problems yourself and understand the subject at a deeper level.

The basic principles of quantum physics are actually quite simple, but they lead to astonishing outcomes. Two examples that we will look at from various perspectives are the prediction of the laser by Albert Einstein in 1917 and the prediction of antimatter by Paul Dirac in 1928. Both of these predictions came from very simple arguments in quantum theory, and led to results that transformed science and society. Another familiar phenomenon, magnetism, had been known since antiquity, but only with the advent of quantum physics was it understood how magnets worked, to a degree that made possible the discovery in the 1980’s of ultrastrong rare-earth magnets. However, lasers, antimatter and magnets are areas of vibrant research, and they are all encountered in the new field of ultracold atomic physics that will provide much of the material of “Exploring Quantum Physics”.

Richard Feynman once said, “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” We say, that’s no reason not to try! What Feynman was referring to are some of the “spooky” phenomena like quantum entanglement, which are incomprehensible from the standpoint of classical physics. Even though they have been thoroughly tested by experiment, and are even being exploited for applications such as cryptography and logic processing, they still seem so counterintuitive that they give rise to extraordinary ideas such as the many-world theory. Quantum physics combines a spectacular record of discovery and predictive success, with foundational perplexities so severe that even Albert Einstein came to believe that it was wrong. This is what makes it such an exciting area of science!},
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