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In my experience, everyone who learns some real quantum theory has been glad that they put in the effort.
Frank Wilczek

Quantum Mechanics I: Elementary Concepts

Is this course for me?

Whether you're a student embarking on your academic journey, a professional seeking to broaden your skill set, or an independent learner curious about the fascinating realm of quantum mechanics, this course is tailored for you. Designed from the ground up to accommodate learners with diverse backgrounds, our programme assumes no prior systematic knowledge of quantum mechanics or even physics in general.

All that's required is a basic familiarity with calculus and complex numbers, ensuring accessibility for enthusiastic learners from various disciplines. For a comprehensive list of prerequisites, please refer to the detailed specifications provided below.

What will I learn in this course?

The course offers a comprehensive and detailed introduction to various fundamental concepts and elementary techniques in quantum mechanics. Topics covered include the wave function, Schrödinger's equation, Born's rule, measurement and the wave function collapse, observables and operators, expectation values, uncertainties, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, zero-point energy, stationary states, energy quantisation, quantum oscillations, coherent states, unbounded motion, continuous energy spectra, quantum scattering, and tunnelling.

Throughout the course, you will acquire insights, confidence, and practical experience through analytical calculations. These calculations will be applied to paradigmatic quantum systems such as the particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, particle in free space, step potential, and rectangular potential barrier.

By the end of the course, you will be well-prepared to explore the quantum world at a more advanced level.

How will it be taught?

The course will be conducted online through a standard video-conferencing platform such as Google Meet or Zoom. Please ensure that you have a stable internet connection, as well as a functioning microphone and camera. Both are essential for active participation, fostering an immersive environment for discussions and engagement. All instructions will be provided in English.

The total duration of the course is anticipated to be approximately 15 hours. However, the actual duration may extend beyond this estimate and will be influenced by factors such as the students' level of preparation, the size of the group, and other variables. It is imperative to us that you thoroughly comprehend the material, and therefore, we will not compromise on quality by rushing through the content.

What are the prerequisites?

It's essential that you possess a solid foundation in both basic calculus and complex numbers, as these mathematical tools serve as indispensable pillars in understanding the concepts we'll explore in this course.

To ensure you're adequately prepared, we've put together a set of questions designed to assess your proficiency in mathematics. If you find yourself able to tackle these questions with ease, it's a strong indicator that you're well-equipped for the challenges ahead. However, if you encounter difficulties along the way, don't worry. We're here to support your learning journey. Simply get in touch with us, and we'll be more than happy to provide tailored recommendations for self-study resources or offer personalised guidance through individual or small group lessons.

How much does it cost?

All prices are listed in British Pounds (£). We accept payments via major credit/debit cards or bank transfer.

 

Special Promotional Rates:

  • Group of 3-5 students: £299 for the entire course (approx. £20 per hour).

  • Group of 6-9 students: £199 for the entire course (approx. £13 per hour).

  • Group of 10 or more students: Please contact us to explore tailored pricing options that suit your needs.

 

Individual and Small Group Rates:

  • 1-on-1 lessons: £75 per hour.

  • Group of 2 students: £45 per hour.

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out for further inquiries or to discuss your specific requirements.

How can I enrol?

To enrol in our course, simply get in touch with us via email at learn@quantphys.com or by completing our contact form. When contacting us, please provide a concise overview of your background in physics and mathematics, along with your aspirations and motivations for delving into quantum mechanics. Additionally, kindly specify your current time zone for scheduling purposes. We'll carefully review your profile and recommend the most suitable learning pathway tailored to your needs.

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