Lecture 1

In this course we will develop some of the mathematics needed to describe the physical theory of Quantum Mechanics. Quantum Mechanics was developed in the 1920s by Bohr, Schroedinger, Heisenberg and others in order to describe atomic physics. In order to describe quantum mechanics it is useful, first, to understand the theory it extends namely Classical Mechanics. Classical Mechanics is the physics of Newton. It is the physics of the everyday world. Although Quantum Mechanics is not Classical Mechanics, many ideas are common between the two. Read more.