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The aim of this course is to develop non-relativistic quantum mechanics as a complete theory of microscopic dynamics, capable of making detailed predictions, with a minimum of abstract mathematics. 1.4 Outline of Course The ﬁrst part of the course is devoted to an in-depth exploration of the basic principles of quantum mechanics.
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Introduction 5 1 Introduction 1.1 Intended audience These lecture notes outline a single semester course on non-relativistic quantum mechanics which is primarily intended for upper-division undergraduate physics majors.The course
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