More Postulates, Superposition, Operators and Measurement 
More Postulates, Superposition, Operators and Measurement
by UC Irvine
Video Lecture 3 of 28
Copyright Information: Shaka, A.J. Quantum Principles 131A (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [January 20, 2015]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. (
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Date Added: January 29, 2015

Lecture Description

Recorded on January 14, 2014.

Index of Topics:
-0:19 The Postulates of QM
-5:30 The Momentum Operator
-7:21 Practice Problem 7
-8:17 Basis Functions
-9:40 Measurement
-13:44 Orthogonality
-21:20 Measurement
-28:50 Uncertainty
-30:51 Complementarity
-35:00 Classical Atoms
-39:12 Wavefunctions and Orbitals
-43:37 Confined Systems
-45:49 The Position Operator

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Course Description

This course provides an introduction to quantum mechanics and principles of quantum chemistry with applications to nuclear motions and the electronic structure of the hydrogen atom. It also examines the Schrödinger equation and study how it describes the behavior of very light particles, the quantum description of rotating and vibrating molecules is compared to the classical description, and the quantum description of the electronic structure of atoms is studied.


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