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#1 How discrepancies arose between experimental findings and the old theories at the beginning of the 20th century PDF(0.1MB)
#2 How Schrödinger “cooked up” his famous differential equation guided by Newtonian Mechanics and the emerging idea of matter wave PDF(0.1MB)
#3 Probabilistic interpretation of wavefunctions a la Max Born; Expectation values for the position, the momentum, and the total energy PDF(0.1MB)
#4 Derivation of the Time-Independent Schrödinger Equation using separation of variables; The relation between the time-independent solutions and the time-dependent counterparts PDF(0.1MB)
#5 The zero potential and the step potential when the energy is less than the step height; Reflection and transmission PDF(0.1MB)
#6 The step potential when the energy is greater than the step height and the barrier potential PDF(0.1MB)
#7 The infinite square well potential and the simple harmonic oscillator potential; Power series solution for Hermite polynomials PDF(0.1MB)
#8 The Time-Independent Schrödinger Equation in three dimensions; Spherical coordinates and separation of variables PDF(0.1MB)
#9 The Time-Independent Schrödinger Equation in three dimensions in spherical coordinates; The radial, the angular, and the azimuthal differential equations PDF(0.1MB)
#10 Solutions to the azimuthal differential equation and the angular differential equation; The associated Legendre functions PDF(0.1MB)
#11 Solutions to the radial equation; The associated Laguerre polynomials; Energy levels and degeneracy; Agreement with spectroscopy PDF(0.1MB)
#12 Final examination PDF(0.1MB)