Quantum Physics 1

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBPH014-05
Vaknaam Quantum Physics 1
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Quantum Physics 1
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1.Explain and work with quantum-mechanical concepts as wavefunction and probability
2.Calculate the quantum-mechanical state and evolution of a system using the Schrödinger equation with different potential energies (infinite potential well, harmonic oscillator, finite potential well)
3.Work with the mathematical notions underlying the formalism of quantum mechanics
4.Calculate three-dimensional quantum-mechanical problems involving angular moment and spin, and explain the relation to and relevance for atomic physics.
Omschrijving The contents of the course covers the following concepts of quantum theory (based on Chaps. 1-5 and 12 of the book by Griffiths): postulates of quantum mechanics, wavefunctions, superposition principle, operators, Schrödinger equation, measuring a quantum system, representations (incl. Dirac notation), Hilbert space, eigenvalues and -states, commutator bracket, time-evolution of quantum systems, Heisenberg uncertainty relation, quantum interference, wave mechanics, tunnel effect, particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, creation/annihilation operators, coupling quantum wells, degeneracy and identical particles, exchange, quantum mechanical treatment of angular momentum and spin.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(Lectures: 32 hours, Tutorials: 32 hours, Homework assignment: 24 hours, Self study: 52 hours.)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Short tests of the weekly homework assignments during the course, whose average contributes 20% to the final grade. A written exam at the end of the course, which will contribute 80% to the final grade. The final grade will be the maximum of the 20+80% composition as just outline, and simply 100% the written exam.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. D. Roest
Docent(en) prof. dr. D. Roest
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
In addition, several handouts (also available of website of the course)
Introductory to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition
NOTE: there are many versions of this available with different ISBN's,
but any version that is a 2nd edition is fine.
D.J. Griffiths
Entreevoorwaarden The contents of the course covers the following concepts of quantum theory (based on Chaps. 1-5 and 12 of the book by Griffiths): postulates of quantum mechanics, wavefunctions, superposition principle, operators, Schrödinger equation, measuring a quantum system, representations (incl. Dirac notation), Hilbert space, eigenvalues and -states, commutator bracket, time-evolution of quantum systems, Heisenberg uncertainty relation, quantum interference, wave mechanics, tunnel effect, particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, creation/annihilation operators, degeneracy and identical particles.

The course unit is compulsory for the BSc (Applied) Physics degree.
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