Unit: Stern-Gerlach Experiments

Historic Stern-Gerlach Experiment (70 minutes)

Probability and Statistics (30 minutes)

Using Stern-Gerlach Observations to Build Quantum State Formalism (245 minutes)

Generalized Spin Systems (20 minutes)

Unit: Operators and Measurement

Operators, Eigenvalues, and Eigenvectors

Expectation Value, Standard Deviation, Commutation, and Uncertainty

Spin-1 Systems

The $S$ and $S^2$ Vectors (XX minutes)

Unit: Schrödinger Time Evolution

Schrodinger equation, energy eigenvalues and eigenstates

Spin Precession

Neutrino Oscillation

Optional topic - can be skipped

Magnetic Resonance

Optional topic - can be skipped

  • Here are slides that can be used for this topic (Lecture, 40 minutes): nmr.pdf
  • Appropriate homework problems can be chosen from the end of Chapter 3, none explicitly address this topic

Unit: Quantum Spookiness

Optional topics - can be skipped

(What we have done from 2008-2010 is have a guest lecturer speak on one of the following topics)

Quantum Clocks

  • Here is a scan of the lecture notes from the invited guest lecturer (Lecture, 60 minutes): 425_guest_lecture.pdf
  • There have not been homework problems designed for this guest lecture

EPR Paradox

  • Here are slides addressing this topic (Lecture, 60 minutes): bells_inequality.pdf
  • Additional reading of interest: a paper giving an Sherlock Holmes-type analogy to Bell's theorem bells_theorem.pdf
  • Appropriate homework problems are at the end of Chapter 4

Schrodinger Cat Paradox

  • There are no current lecture notes for this topic, addressed in chapter 4 (Lecture, 60 minutes)
  • Here are slides for the related topic of Quantum Cryptography: quantum_cryptography.pdf
  • Appropriate homework problems are at the end of Chapter 4

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