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IIT Bombay Invites Applications for Free Online Courses on Quantum Physics

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is offering a 12-week free online course on Quantum Physics. Check details here.

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is inviting applications for their free online course in Quantum Mechanics.

The 12-week course is headed by P Ramadevi who is a professor at Department of Physics in IIT Bombay. The course is conducted on the SWAYAM NPTEL platform which was developed to promote e-learning.

Even though the course is free, a proctored exam conducted by IIT at any of the designated exam centres with a fee of Rs 1,000 is to be attended in order to receive an e-certificate.

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Things to know:

  • The course is intended for students in: BTech Engineering Physics, BTech Electrical Engineering, MSc Physics and MSc — 5 year integrated Chemistry.
  • The applicants should have done the sophomore course in quantum physics, along with courses where Schrodinger equation, wave function and expectation values are taught.
  • Announcements of exam registration will be made on the official website.
  • An average assignment score of 10 out of 25, and an average exam score of 30 out of 75 are required to receive the e-certificate.
  • No hardcopy of the certificate will be provided.

Course Structure:

The course is set at a foundation level, which will aid in taking up advanced courses. The topics include:

  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • Bound States
  • Linear Vector Space
  • Classical v/s Quantum Mechanics
  • Schrodinger and Heisenberg Pictures
  • Harmonic Oscillator
  • Stern-Gerlach Experiments
  • Angular Momentum
  • Clebsch-Gordan Coefficient

Important Dates:

  • The course begins on 24 January 2022 and will conclude on 15 April 2022.
  • The examination will be held on 24 April 2022.

For more information, visit their official website.https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc22_ph06/preview

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