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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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    001 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Probability Amplitudes and Quantum States

    001 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Probability Amplitudes and Quantum States

    First lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 44 min
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    002 Dirac Notation and the Energy Representation

    002 Dirac Notation and the Energy Representation

    Second lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 42 min
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    003 Operators and Measurement

    003 Operators and Measurement

    Third lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 49 min
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    004 Commutators and Time Evolution (the Time Dependent Schrodinger Equation)

    004 Commutators and Time Evolution (the Time Dependent Schrodinger Equation)

    Fourth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 54 min
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    005 Further TDSE and the Position Representation

    005 Further TDSE and the Position Representation

    Fifth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 49 min
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    006 Wavefunctions for Well Defined Momentum, the Uncertainty Principle and Dynamics of a Free Particle

    006 Wavefunctions for Well Defined Momentum, the Uncertainty Principle and Dynamics of a Free Particle

    Sixth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 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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