**Instructor:** Daniel V. Schroeder

Here are links to the pdf **Reading handouts** from past incarnations of this course.
They are now out of date and are offered “as is” for personal use only. By the end of 2017 I hope to replace
them with something more polished.

- Einstein and de Broglie
- Wavefunctions
- Time Evolution
- The Infinite Square Well
- The Schrödinger Equations
- Qualitative Solutions of the TISE and accompanying worksheet
- Numerical Solutions of the TISE
- The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
- Multiple Wells
- Momentum Space
- Scattering from a Barrier
- The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
- Multiple Spatial Dimensions
- Multiple Particles
- Particles with Internal Structure
- More about Operators
- Ladder Operators
- Compatible and Incompatible Observables
- Spherical Coordinates
- Angular Momentum
- Spherical Harmonics
- The Radial Equation
- The Hydrogen Atom
- The Helium Atom
- Spin 1/2
- Spin 1 and Higher
- Spins in Magnetic Fields
- Addition of Angular Momenta
- Bell’s Theorem
- Quantum Information

**Problem sets:**
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**Web resources**

- Request a home-use Mathematica license under WSU’s site license
- Plotting wavefunctions with Mathematica (tutorial)
- Sinusoidal wave animation
- Infinite square well
- Harmonic oscillator
- Barrier scattering in one dimension
- PhET quantum physics simulations
- Falstad’s math and physics Java applets
- Physlet Quantum Physics (a large collection of Java applets)
- Visualization of Quantum Physics is a nicely animated 15-minute video about wavepackets.
- The Theory of Quantum Mechanics: Seven Lectures for Students of Introductory University Physics by Daniel T. Gillespie
- Spins applet
- Feynman on the double-slit paradox (video)
- “Is the moon there when nobody looks? Reality and quantum theory,” by N. David Mermin (Physics Today, April 1985, pp. 38–47).
- Bell's inequality 50 years later
- Quantum Computers Animated
- Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier (video lecture by John Preskill)
- The Most Embarrassing Graph in Modern Physics
- Sean Carroll's advanced course on entanglement
- The Straight Dope on Schrödinger’s cat
- The Blind Men and the Elephant