Introduction to quantum mechanics

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 9:00am - 10:30am
EE/CS 3-180
Alexander Nemukhin (Moscow State University)
My task is to discuss the basic principles of Quantum Mechanics
which are crucial for the electronic structure theory. The following
topics will be covered: the correspondence principle which connects
Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics; the uncertainty principle and
related questions; the superposition principle. We shall discuss the
Hilbert space of wavefunctions, and the operators associated with the
observables. We shall illustrate the theory by considering the properties
of angular momentum (orbital and spin). The theory of hydrogen atom will
constitute the important part of the lecture.
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