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In this series of physics lectures, Professor J.J. Binney explains how probabilities are obtained from quantum amplitudes, why they give rise to quantum interference, the concept of a complete set of amplitudes and how this defines a "quantum state". A book of the course can be obtained from http://bit.ly/binneybook

Quantum Mechanics Oxford University

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In this series of physics lectures, Professor J.J. Binney explains how probabilities are obtained from quantum amplitudes, why they give rise to quantum interference, the concept of a complete set of amplitudes and how this defines a "quantum state". A book of the course can be obtained from http://bit.ly/binneybook

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    027 Hydrogen part 3 Eigenfunctions

    027 Hydrogen part 3 Eigenfunctions

    Twenty seventh lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 50 min
    • video
    026 Hydrogen part 2 Emission Spectra

    026 Hydrogen part 2 Emission Spectra

    Twenty sixth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 48 min
    • video
    025 Hydrogen part 1

    025 Hydrogen part 1

    Twenty fifth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 51 min
    • video
    024 Classical Spin and Addition of Angular Momenta

    024 Classical Spin and Addition of Angular Momenta

    Twenty fourth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 51 min
    • video
    023 Spin 1/2 , Stern - Gerlach Experiment and Spin 1

    023 Spin 1/2 , Stern - Gerlach Experiment and Spin 1

    Twenty third lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 49 min
    • video
    022 Spin Angular Momentum

    022 Spin Angular Momentum

    Twenty second lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

David74656 ,

Good stuff

This professor is very knowledgeable and very detailed. You must download is you really want a better understanding.

mbheaney ,

Binney does not understand quantum mechanics

James Binney believes that quantum uncertainty is simply a result of the measurement disturbing the quantum particle.

Glenn.Watson ,

Great set of lectures

This is an excellent and serious introduction to QM for 2nd year physics students in the UK - I wonder if anyone at Oxford bothers to attend the real lectures now this is online.

Dr Binney works out nearly every line in real time on the board, bravely ignoring the standard advice that one should never integrate in public. The level is exactly where it needs to be - challenging but always accessible to the motivated mathematical science major. All the usual things at this level are covered, along with a few less usual topics - masers and operator methods for the hydrogen atom, for example.

My only complaint is that these lectures represent only the first half of the Oxford QM syllabus. How about posting the second half too?

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