Quantum Physics 1
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2018/19 
Vakcode  NAKF111 
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  Upon completion of this course, the student is able to: 1. explain and work with quantummechanical concepts as wavefunction and probability; 2. calculate the quantummechanical 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 threedimensional quantummechanical 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. 15 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, timeevolution 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: 16 hours, Homework assignment: 24 hours, Self study: 68 hours.) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Final grade: Written exam (80%), Peer instruction questions during every lecture of the course (building on the preclassroom reading, average contributes 10% to the final grade), Short tests of the weekly homework assignments during the course (average contributes 10% to the final grade).) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  prof. dr. D. Roest  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. D. Roest  
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Entreevoorwaarden  The contents of the course covers the following concepts of quantum theory (based on Chaps. 15 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, timeevolution 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 id. The course unit is compulsory for the BSc (Applied) Physics degree. 

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