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Academic year
FKA081 - Quantum mechanics
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 17 - FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0199 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   25 Oct 2012 pm M,  17 Jan 2013 pm V,  20 Aug 2013 am V

In programs

MPAPP APPLIED PHYSICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPCAS COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPPAS PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Professor  Gabriele Ferretti


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/00000000-0000-0000-0000-0000597A6085


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Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Mathematics 30 c (including Linear algebra, Multivariable calculus, Fourier analysis), Mechanics, Electromagnetic field theory, and Quantum physics.

Aim

This course aims at giving a firm grounding in non-relativistic quantum mechanics, providing the necessary background for basic and applied research in physics as well as for "quantum engineering'' for advanced technologies. The course is built upon an axiomatic approach, exploiting the mathematical theory of linear vector spaces, and from there on develops the theory systematically with a large number of representative examples, including some of the most recent developments in quantum computing, non-demolition experiments, and quantum phase transitions.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)


Have a thorough understanding of the conceptual basis of non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics (with the exception of scattering theory, which is covered in later courses).

Compute the energy spectrum of simple systems.

Apply the relevant approximation techniques to study the dynamics of more complex systems.

Fully understand the quantum theory of angular momentum and use it to analyze quantum systems.

Use symmetry principles as guidance to the study of nature.

Content

Review of fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics. Quantum Dynamics via Schrodinger equation and Path integrals. Theory of angular momentum. Symmetries. Approximation methods: Static and time-dependent perturbations.

Organisation

Lectures and Exercise sessions

Literature

J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics
(Addison-Wesley, 1994)

Examination

Homework assignments and a written exam.


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