6.S079 Superconducting Classical and Quantum Circuits


Undergraduate Level
Units: 9
Prerequisites: 6.002 and 6.0001 or equivalent (6.013 highly recommended)
Instructor:  Professor Karl Berggren, (berggren@mit.edu)
Schedule:  TR1-2:30,  virtual instruction
Introduction to quantum mechanics using circuits for students with no background knowledge. Students will learn quantum theory in the context of electrical circuits. Topics will include wavefunctions, operators and quantum measurement, the uncertainty principle, the Schrodinger equation, qubits, and quantization of the electromagnetic field.  To support teaching of quantum theory, superconducting circuits will be taught, including flux quantization and the Josephson junction.  Python will be used extensively.

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