Atomic and Optical Physics I MIT

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MIT 8.421 Atomic and Optical Physics I, Spring 2014
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8421S14
Instructor: Wolfgang Ketterle
This lecture started with the introduction of the classical resonance and provided a general overview of resonance.
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Lecture 1: Resonance I
This lecture started with the introduction of the classical resonance and provided a general overview of resonance.

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Lecture 2: Resonance II
In this lecture, the professor discussed harmonic oscillator and precision frequency measurement.

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Lecture 3: Resonance III
In this lecture, the professor reviewed harmonic oscillator, gave two examples about harmonic oscillator and discussed about motion in a rotating magnetic field.

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Lecture 4: Resonance IV
In this lecture, the professor discussed about quantized spin in a magnetic field and LandauZener problem.

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Lecture 5: Resonance V and Atoms I
In this lecture, the professor reviewed LandauZener problem; discussed density matrix formalism for arbitrary twolevel systems; and started the new chapter "Atoms".

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Lecture 6: Atoms II
In this lecture, the professor talked about the atomic units, atomic structure, helium atom and energy levels of helium.