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Quantum mechanics (QM), also known as quantum physics or quantum theory, is a branch of physics providing a mathematical description of much of the dual particle-like and wave-like behavior and interactions of energy and matter. It departs from classical mechanics primarily at the atomic and subatomic scales, the so-called quantum realm. In advanced topics of QM, some of these behaviors are macroscopic and only emerge at very low or very high energies or temperatures.
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Bringing Quantum Mechanics to Life: From Schrödinger's Cat to Schrödinger's Microbe
01 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Tongcang Li
In this talk, I will first give a brief introduction to basic concepts in quantum mechanics and the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment. I will then review developments in creating quantum superposition and entangled states and the realization of quantum teleportation. Non-trivial quantum...
E304 L5.2.1: Nanomechanics - Quantum Mechanics of Oscillation
12 May 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Elena Nicolescu Veety
E304 L3.1.2: Nanoscale Physics - Planck's Contribution to Quantum Mechanics
26 Feb 2016 |
Quantum Mechanics for Everyone
03 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Erica W. Carlson
Does an observer determine reality? Can I use quantum mechanics to create my own reality? Quantum mechanics takes us into the wild and wacky world of the really small where particles are waves, waves are particles, and the physical intuition we have from our everyday life doesn't...
Lecture 1: The Wigner Formulation of Quantum Mechanics
18 Nov 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Jean Michel D Sellier
In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses the Wigner formulation of Quantum Mechanics which is based on the concept of quasi-distributions defined over the phase-space.
Lecture 2: The Wigner Monte Carlo Method for Single-Body Quantum Systems
In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses the Wigner Monte Carlo method applied to single-body quantum systems.
Lecture 3: The Wigner Monte Carlo Method for Density Functional Theory
In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses the Wigner Monte Carlo method in the framework of density functional theory (DFT).
Lecture 4: The ab-initio Wigner Monte Carlo Method
In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses the ab-initio Wigner Monte Carlo method for the simulation of strongly correlated systems.
Lecture 5: Systems of Identical Fermions in the Wigner Formulation of Quantum Mechanics
In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses about systems of indistinguishable Fermions in the Wigner formulation of quantum mechanics.
Quantum Beauty: Real and Ideal
15 Apr 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Frank Wilczek
Does the world embody beautiful concepts? Mystics and philosophers long imagined that it should, and scientists gathered hints that it does, but it is really only in the twentieth century, with the development of quantum theory, that the answer emerged as a triumphant "Yes!" I'll...
ECE 606 Lecture 4: Periodic Potentials Solutions of Schrödinger's Equation
14 Sep 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
ECE 606 Lecture 2: Quantum Mechanics
Application-driven Co-Design: Using Proxy Apps in the ASCR Materials Co-Design Center
31 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Jim Belak
Computational materials science is performed with a suite of applications that span the quantum mechanics of interatomic bonding to the continuum mechanics of engineering problems and phenomenon specific models in between. In this talk, we will review this suite and the motifs used in each of...
Development of the ReaxFF reactive force fields and applications to combustion, catalysis and material failure
12 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Adri van Duin
This lecture will describe how the traditional, non-reactive FF-concept can be extended for application including reactive events by introducing bond order/bond distance concepts. Furthermore, it will address how these reactive force fields can be trained against QM-data, thus greatly enhancing...
PfFP Lecture 30: Quantum Physics II
27 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 29: Quantum Physics I
14 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 31: Quantum Physics III
ME 597 Homework 1: Quantum Transmission
18 Oct 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Ron Reifenberger
Problems:Transmission through a Square BarrierTransmission resonances for an array of square barriersA simple model for the vdW interaction
Basics of Quantum Mechanics
01 Jun 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
Classical vs. Quantum physics, particle-wave duality, postulates of quantum mechanics
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 25b: NEMO1D - Hole Bandstructure in Quantum Wells and Hole Transport in RTDs
09 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Heterostructures such as resonant tunneling diodes, quantum well photodetectors and lasers, and cascade lasers break the symmetry of the crystalline lattice. Such break in lattice symmetry causes a strong interaction of heavy-, light- and split-off hole bands. The bandstructure of holes and the...