# Quantum Mechanics

## By Oxford University

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#### Description

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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1 | CleanVideo001 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Probability Amplitudes and Quantum States | First lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

2 | CleanVideo002 Dirac Notation and the Energy Representation | Second lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

3 | CleanVideo003 Operators and Measurement | Third lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

4 | CleanVideo004 Commutators and Time Evolution (the Time Dependent Schrodinger Equation) | Fourth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

5 | CleanVideo005 Further TDSE and the Position Representation | Fifth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

6 | CleanVideo006 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. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

7 | CleanVideo007 Back to Two-Slit Interference, Generalization to Three Dimensions and the Virial Theorem | Seventh Lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

8 | CleanVideo008 The Harmonic Oscillator and the Wavefunctions of its Stationary States | Eighth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

9 | CleanVideo009 Dynamics of Oscillators and the Anharmonic Oscillator | Ninth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

10 | CleanVideo010 Transformation of Kets, Continuous and Discrete Transformations and the Rotation Operator | Tenth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

11 | CleanVideo011 Transformation of Operators and the Parity Operator | Eleventh lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

12 | CleanVideo012 Angular Momentum and Motion in a Magnetic Field | Final lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 11 12 2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

13 | CleanVideo013 Hilary: The Square Well | Thirteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 26 1 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

14 | CleanVideo014 A Pair of Square Wells and the Ammonia Maser | Fourteenth Lecture in the Quantum Mechanics Course given in Hilary term 2010. | 26 1 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

15 | CleanVideo015 Tunnelling and Radioactive Decay | Fifteenth lecture in the Quantum Mechanics course given in Hilary term 2010. | 26 1 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

16 | CleanVideo016 Composite Systems - Entanglement and Operators | Sixteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 4 2 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

17 | CleanVideo017 Einstein-Podolski-Rosen Experiment and Bell's Inequality | Seventeenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 4 2 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

18 | CleanVideo018 Angular Momentum | Eighteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 4 2 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

19 | CleanVideo019 Diatomic Molecules and Orbital Angular Momentum | Nineteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 9 2 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

20 | CleanVideo020 Further Orbital Angular Momentum, Spectra of L2 and LZ | Twentieth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 9 2 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

21 | CleanVideo021 Even further Orbital Angular Momentum - Eigenfunctions, Parity and Kinetic Energy | Twenty-first lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 9 2 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

22 | CleanVideo022 Spin Angular Momentum | Twenty second lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 5 3 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

23 | CleanVideo023 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. | 5 3 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

24 | CleanVideo024 Classical Spin and Addition of Angular Momenta | Twenty fourth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 5 3 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

25 | CleanVideo025 Hydrogen part 1 | Twenty fifth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 5 3 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

26 | CleanVideo026 Hydrogen part 2 Emission Spectra | Twenty sixth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 5 3 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

27 | CleanVideo027 Hydrogen part 3 Eigenfunctions | Twenty seventh lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 5 3 2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

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#### Customer Reviews

##### The real deal

Both Binney and this course are the real thing: Binney is a respected Astrophysicist, and this is the course of lectures you get on the subject if you study undergrad Physics at the UK's 2nd best uni. So, the following health warnings apply: 1. Expect to have to work (or at least think) hard if you want to get full value; 2. This is not for the faint-hearted, many of the students in the lecture theatre will (or may) go on to be professional physicists and need to actually understand how to do QM; 3. You will need to be good at Maths (A Level at least) - for example, understanding "e^i(theta)" type notation for complex numbers - or you won't be able to understand the detail.

The good news: you don't *have* to work hard, if you want to just watch without doing any other work you can get a lot from this; if you're roughly in the target audience (good at maths, probably either did study science at uni or could have) this is a full-strength, not dumbed-down, course on proper Physics.

Hard? Yes. Rewarding? Definitely.

##### Qua mech

Less time should be given to recapping probability laws which are taught at gcse and all maths/physics undergraduates should be familiar with and more time given to explaination. I think these undergraduates will be in the same position that I was in, whereby not truely understanding the topic and learning by rote.

##### The one

Having a master's in math & probability, this lesson is the first time I feel I actually understand what quantum mechanics is.

True quantum physics is very mathematical and the usual presentations where the math complexity is hidden or dumbed down gave me some intuitions but no solid foundation of understanding.

The accompanying free ebook is very well written and follows the video lesson.

Many thanks prof. Binney!

For other commenters complaining about difficulty, you can either work your math foundations, then follow these quant. mech. lessons and end up with useful knowledge in both disciplines; or try to find dumbed down and confusing quant. mech. lessons and end up with poor understanding in both.

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- Language: English
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