PHYS 201 - Lecture 20 - Quantum Mechanics II

Lecture 20 - Quantum Mechanics II

Overview

Lecture begins with a detailed review of the double slit experiment with electrons. The fate of an electron traversing the double slit is determined by a wave putting an end to Newtonian mechanics. The momentum and position of an electron cannot both be totally known simultaneously. The wave function is used to describe a probability density function for an electron. Heuristic arguments are given for the wave function describing a particle of definite momentum.

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Assignment

Problem Set 10

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