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FUF040 - Quantum physics
 
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKTFY
6,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Engineering Physics
Department: 17 - FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS


Teaching language: Swedish
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Written and oral assignments 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c    

In programs

TKKEF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 3 (compulsory)
TKTFY ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 3 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Professor  Måns Henningson



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Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

You should have studied the basic courses in mathematics and mechanics.

Aim

This introductory course aims at gettng the student to understand the experimental neccessity of the particle-wave-duality and of a quantum description of matter and radiation, to familiarize with and to use the fundamental quantum nomenclature and methods, to solve model problems, to describe and apply the development as an interaction between experiment and theory, to draw important conclusions from the quantum mechanical description and apply quantum physics on elementary phenomena, to indentify the rôle of quantum physics for the technical physics, including applications of modern technology. The realization of quantum physics in a number of natural and artificial systems is recognized in exercises and projects.

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

 



  • Describe the general framework of quantum physics.

  • Understand certain specifically quantum-physical phenomena such as entanglement, the uncertainty relation and tunneling.

  • Apply the general quantum formalism to certain important systems such as photon polarization, electron spin, the harmonic oscillator, one-dimensiona potential problems, and central force movement, in particular in the Coulomb potential.

  • Use perturbation theory to analyze more general systems.


 

Content

 



  1. Some history

  2. Some (thought) experiments

  3. Quantum states

  4. Measurements

  5. Symmetries and observables

  6. Entanglement

  7. The Schrödinger equation

  8. The harmonic oscillator

  9.  Translations

  10. Infinite volume

  11. Particle dynamics in a potential field

  12. Central force movement

  13. Rotations

  14. The Coulomb potential

  15. Perturbation theory


 

Organisation

Lectures, problem sessions.

Literature



Måns Henningson: "Börja med kvantfysik" (compendium).



 

Examination

Hand-in problems, compulsory written test, oral exam.


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