# 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 | Video027 Hydrogen part 3 Eigenfunctions | Twenty seventh lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 3/5/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

2 | Video026 Hydrogen part 2 Emission Spectra | Twenty sixth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 3/5/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

3 | Video025 Hydrogen part 1 | Twenty fifth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 3/5/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

4 | Video024 Classical Spin and Addition of Angular Momenta | Twenty fourth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 3/5/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

5 | Video023 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. | 3/5/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

6 | Video022 Spin Angular Momentum | Twenty second lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 3/5/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

7 | Video021 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. | 2/9/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

8 | Video020 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. | 2/9/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

9 | Video019 Diatomic Molecules and Orbital Angular Momentum | Nineteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 2/9/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

10 | Video018 Angular Momentum | Eighteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 2/4/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

11 | Video017 Einstein-Podolski-Rosen Experiment and Bell's Inequality | Seventeenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 2/4/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

12 | Video016 Composite Systems - Entanglement and Operators | Sixteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 2/4/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

13 | Video015 Tunnelling and Radioactive Decay | Fifteenth lecture in the Quantum Mechanics course given in Hilary term 2010. | 1/26/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

14 | Video014 A Pair of Square Wells and the Ammonia Maser | Fourteenth Lecture in the Quantum Mechanics Course given in Hilary term 2010. | 1/26/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

15 | Video013 Hilary: The Square Well | Thirteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. | 1/26/2010 | Free | View in iTunes |

16 | Video012 Angular Momentum and Motion in a Magnetic Field | Final lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

17 | Video011 Transformation of Operators and the Parity Operator | Eleventh lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

18 | Video010 Transformation of Kets, Continuous and Discrete Transformations and the Rotation Operator | Tenth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

19 | Video009 Dynamics of Oscillators and the Anharmonic Oscillator | Ninth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

20 | Video008 The Harmonic Oscillator and the Wavefunctions of its Stationary States | Eighth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

21 | Video007 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. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

22 | Video006 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. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

23 | Video005 Further TDSE and the Position Representation | Fifth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

24 | Video004 Commutators and Time Evolution (the Time Dependent Schrodinger Equation) | Fourth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

25 | Video003 Operators and Measurement | Third lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

26 | Video002 Dirac Notation and the Energy Representation | Second lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

27 | Video001 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Probability Amplitudes and Quantum States | First lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | 12/11/2009 | Free | View in iTunes |

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#### Customer Reviews

##### 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?

##### Binney does not understand quantum mechanics

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

##### Lousy Instruction Technique

I find it appalling that one of the best universities still conducts teaching with such antiquated methods as the blackboard! Yes, you can learn from this course, but it could be so much more effective with better visual aids. How much are these kids paying for such lousy instructional technique? A picture would illustrate electron scatter and probability much more quickly and elegantly!

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