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Quantum Physics for Non-Physicists (Fall 2021)

Schools for Quantum Information Development

Quantum Physics for Non-Physicists (Fall 2021)

Quantum Physics for Non-Physicists is a semester course given by Lídia del Rio at ETH Zurich. This page is dedicated to the Fall 2021 edition of the course; tutorials were given by Lidia Stocker and Nuriya Nurgalieva.

Lectures: [YouTube playlist] [Script]

Tutorials: [YouTube playlist]

Exercise sheets and solutions (updated on the course of the semester):

Sheet 1: practicing Dirac notation, Bloch sphere[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 2: controlled gates, Mach-Zehnder interferometer[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 3: unitary and Hermitian operators, tensor product, Elitzur-Vaidman bomb test[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 4: harmonic oscillator, time evolution, rotating a spin[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 5: a particle in a box, position operator in momentum basis[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 6: evolution of position variance, Gaussian wave packets [Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 7: evolution of Gaussian wave packets, wave function in 3D[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 8: interaction Hamiltonian, direct and indirect measurements[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 9: Mach-Zender interferometer with a variable path length, simple crystallography experiment[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 10: the flow of probability[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 11: spin operators and Clebsh-Gordon coefficients, spin 1/2, spin 1[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 12: projectors and orthogonal Hilbert spaces, direct sum, angular momentum in spherical coordinates, spherical harmonics[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 13: radial function in central potentials, properties of trace and partial trace, distinguishing mixed states[Problems][Solutions]
Sheet 14: jointly measurable commuting observables, uncertainty relation, depolarizing channel[Problems][Solutions]

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