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FKA081 - Quantum mechanics
 
Owner: TTFYA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: D
Department: 16 - PHYSICS


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   24 Oct 2006 am M,  Contact examiner

In programs

TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
FNMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Stellan Östlund



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

Basic undergraduate courses in physics and mathematics, incl. 3rd year Quantum Physics course.

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.

Content

Review of fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics. Dirac notation. Connections with classical physics. The Schrodinger equation. Path integrals. Second quantization and the harmonic oscillator. Angular momenta and spin. Bell's inequality. Symmetries. Static and time-dependent perturbations. Quantum statistics and many-particle systems. Elements of scattering theory. Geometrical phases. Quantum information.

Literature

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

Examination

Weekly homework assignments and a written and oral exam.


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