SI1151 Quantum Physics 6.0 credits

Kvantfysik

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

    Technology
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After finished course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the scientific basis for quantum physics.
  • Apply quantum mechanical formalism to physical problems.
  • Have a good insight into important application of quantum physics.

Course main content

The basis of quantum mechanics and its postulates. The solution of the Schrödinger equation with simple potentials using analytical and numerical methods. The harmonic oscillator. The bracket notation of Dirac. Operator formalism and commutators. Angular momentum and spin. Matrix representation of quantum mechanics. The Pauli principle. Addition of angular momentum. None-degenerate and degenererad time independent perturbation treatment with applications. Coupling of spinn and angular momentum. The Zeeman effect. Hyperfine structure. Introduction to time dependent perturbation calculations and the Fermis golden rule. Charged particles in elektromagnetic fields. Introduction to scattering theory and the Born approximation. The hydrogen and helium atoms. Simple molecules.

Eligibility

Recommended prerequisites: Physics corresponding to modern physics (SH1009), mathematical methods of physics (SI1140).

Literature

D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd ed., Pearson (2005).

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboration, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Examination, 5.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Written examination (TEN1, 5 university credits) and laboration (LAB1, 1 hp)

Offered by

SCI/Undergraduate Physics

Contact

Mats Wallin (wallin@kth.se)

Examiner

Mats Wallin <wallin@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2015.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2015.