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TIF100 - Applied quantum physics
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKTFY
4,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 16 - PHYSICS


Teaching language: Swedish
Block schedule: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Project 4,5 c Grading: TH   4,5 c   07 Apr 2016 am EKL,  24 Aug 2016 am M

In programs

TKTFY ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 3 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Professor  Henrik Grönbeck



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

Prerequisites are basic quantum physics knowledge, gained for example
through the course Quantum Physics (FUF040), and knowledge of
mathematics and mechanics corresponding to the basic courses in
mathematics and mechanics.

Aim

This course is a continuation of the first course in Quantum Physics
(FUF040). Here quantum physics is again applied on elementary phenomena,
its rôle for the technical physics is further elucidated including
modern technological applications. Its realization in a number of
different important systems is noticed through exercises and projects.

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

compute energy levels in more complicated model systems
where approximation methods must be used such as for more complicated
potentials and molecules.
- solve time-dependent systems.
- describe the line of thought between the fundamental
Schrödinger equation and the rule to build up the periodic system of the
elements and the covalent bond in molecules as well as changes in a
quantum system due to perturbations typical in experiments.
- have gained some experience in choosing suitable model and
approximation for treatment of specific quantum systems.
- comprehend suitable literature about quantum physical
phenomena
- have gained experience in presentating own results and results by
others using suitable quantum physics terminology

Content

This course is a continuation of the the first course in Quantum Physics (FUF040).
- Here quantum physics is applied on elementary phenomena
- Interactions of degrees of freedom in many-electron atoms are discussed (spin-orbit interaction, fine structure, Pauli principle etc)
- The table of the elements and the electronic structure of the elements are discussed
- Approximation methods for many-electron systems and time-dependent perturbation theory is introduced and applied.
- The physics of molecules is introduced (types of molecular binding, molecular orbitals, diatomic molecules, molecular spectra, dynamics).
- The rôle of quantum physics for the technical physics is further elucidated including modern technological applications. Its realization in a number of different important systems is noticed through exercises and projects.

Organisation

Lectures and problem solving classes are given. Each week the students solve and hand in a set of problems and participate in a written test.

Literature

Bransden and Jochain, Physics of Atoms and Molecules.

Examination

Home assignments, experimental work and written exam.


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