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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1 - Welcome, Lecture 1 and 2 - Conceptual Grounds

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 125 min)
11 videos
Part I: Comments on studying QM10m
Part II: Pioneering Experiments10m
Part III: Pioneering Experiments (cont'd) 8m
**Part IV: "Deriving" the Schrödinger Eq.15m
***Part V: Spreading of quantum wavepackets12m
Part I: Meaning of the wavefunction7m
***Part II: Continuity Equation10m
**Part III: Observables; Operators; Expectation Values9m
**Part IV: Time Independent Schrödinger Eq.13m
**Part V: Superposition; Dirac Notation; Representations12m
1 practice exercise
Homework 11h
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Week 2 - Lecture 3 and 4 - Path Integral

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 103 min)
7 videos
**Part II: Propagator15m
***Part III: Derivation (difficult material, optional)11m
***Part IV: Derivation (cont'd) (difficult material, optional)15m
**Part I: Classical Limit22m
*Part II: Quantum corrections to diffusion17m
**Part III: Quantum corrections to diffusion; Localization (cont'd)13m
2 practice exercises
Homework 21h 20m
Homework 2 Bonus Questions (Ungraded)30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Week 3 - Lecture 5 and 6 - Quantum Wells to Cooper Pairs

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 139 min)
8 videos
**Part II: Finite Potential Well19m
**Part III: Bound state in a 1D shallow potential15m
***Part IV: Bound states in a delta potential (any dimension)20m
Part I: The phenomenon of superconductivity15m
*Part II: Quantum Statistics20m
***Part III: Two-particle Schrödinger equation12m
**Part IV: The Cooper problem19m
3 practice exercises
Homework 340m
Homework 3 Optional: time propagation of a wavepacket1h
Homework 3 Bonus Questions (Ungraded)30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4 - Lecture 7 and 8 - Quantum Oscillators

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 134 min)
8 videos
**Part II: Creation/annihilation operators9m
**Part III: Generating the energy spectrum17m
**Part IV: Harmonic oscillator wave-functions11m
Part I: Collective modes; Goldstone theorem17m
**Part II: Classical phonons in an oscillator chain22m
***Part III: Quantum oscillator chain16m
***Part IV: Deriving phonon spectrum; Bogoliubov transform (difficult material; optional)24m
2 practice exercises
Homework 440m
Homework 4 Bonus Questions (Ungraded)30m

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