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Syllabus for

Academic year
FKA132 - Quantum Engineering  
 
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNAT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


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

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0113 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   22 Oct 2013 pm V,  14 Jan 2014 pm M,  Contact examiner

In programs

MPNAT NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Elsebeth Schröder


Replaces

FKA131   Fundamentals of nanoscience

Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/3c36adbc-74e9-4a5b-9ee0-5ed60457bbba


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

Bachelor in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, or equivalent
level of education

Aim

The objective for this course is to give a Quantum Physics course to meet the increased need of knowledge that electrical engineers, material scientists, and other applied physicists have entering the field of nanoscale physics and technology.

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

The goal of the course is to give students theoretical and technical skills to use quantum theory as tool in their continued studies and research. After completing the course in Quantum Engineering the student will have: acquired familiarity with basic tools of quantum mechanics, practical skills in solving standard quantum mechanical problems, understood and applied concepts of quantum tunneling, understood and used second
quantization for the harmonic oscillator, numerical skills in treating scattering off and transmission through barriers

Content

The objective for this course is to give a Quantum Physics course that
meets the increased need of knowledge that scientists have entering the field of nanoscale physics and technology. The level of the course is set to give students theoretical and technical skills to use quantum theory as tool in their continued studies and research. This means that the emphasis is on a practical approach to quantum mechanics rather that than a standard formal treatment.

Topics covered include:
- Quantum wave guides, resonators, and gratings
- Simple tight-binding approximation for molecules and materials
- Basic theory quantum transport
- Harmonic oscillator and coherent states
- Time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory
- Interaction with time-dependent fields.
- Electrons in magnetic field, Aharonov-Bohm and Quantum Hall effects
- The density matrix, quantum statistics, Fermions and Bosons

Organisation

The various topics will be covered through regular lectures, exercises, as well as through individual projects with literature studies, computer work, and written project presentations.

Literature

The course follows the book "Applied Quantum Mechanics" by A. F. J. Levi,
Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978-0-521-86096-3, complemented by a few special lectures. The book "Introduction to Nanoscience" by S. M. Lindsay, Oxford University Press ISBN: 978-019-954421-9 gives a nice overview of the crossdisciplinary field of nanoscience and can be read on the side.

Computer assigments will be done in the programming environment Matlab.

Examination

Written exam and a pass for a written project report


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.