Quantum and Classical Mechanics (for LST)
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2022/23 
Vakcode  WBLT01605 
Vaknaam  Quantum and Classical Mechanics (for LST) 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Quantum and Classical Mechanics (for LST)  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. apply the classical equations of motion to describe behaviour of simple mechanical model systems and apply them to understand relevant LST problems. 2. perform simple calculations that determine mechanical properties of biological systems, such as stiffness of bones and oscillations frequencies of body parts that behave like springs. 3. understand the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, especially in terms of the difference with respect to classical mechanics and apply them to understand quantum mechanical aspects of life science systems. 4. make simple quantum mechanical calculations and numerical estimates in relation to principles that are relevant for LST, in particular in relation to chemical bonding, nuclear magnetic resonance, and molecular fluorescence. 5. use knowledge and understanding of quantum and classical mechanics while participating in discussions with researchers from the field associated with LST, in lab situations, scientific conferences and hightech companies. 

Omschrijving  The course gives an introduction to principles of classical and quantum mechanics, with emphasis on aspects that are relevant for understanding biological systems and techniques used in the life sciences. The first part focuses on the classical equations of motion. These will be worked out for simple model systems, and applied to mechanistic model descriptions of biomaterials and the human body. The second part of the course focuses on quantum mechanics. After a start that explains the foundations and differences with classical mechanics, the course introduces several main concepts such as the wave function, quantum superposition states, the Heisenberg uncertainty relation and the Pauli exclusion principle. This basis is worked out further in a few case studies of phenomena that are important for LST, such as chemical bonding, nuclear magnetic resonance and molecular fluorescence. Problem solving by the students is an important part of the course.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Lectures: 32 hours. Tutorials: 32 hours.) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Each part  written exam and three assignments are scored at the scale 0 to 10. The final score is a weighted average (70% WE and 10% per each assignment). For passing the course the grade of the written exam has to be 5 or higher.) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  prof. dr. ir. C.H. van der Wal  
Docent(en)  J. Hendriks, MSc. , H. Jafari, MSc. , C. Maia Gilardoni, PhD. , J.L. Slawinska, PhD. ,prof. dr. ir. C.H. van der Wal  
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Entreevoorwaarden  The course builds on knowledge from Calculus for LST (WBLT00605) and Optics (WBLT00105).  
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