FY803: Quantum physics

Study Board of Science

Teaching language: Danish or English depending on the teacher, but English if international students are enrolled
EKA: N510003102, N510003112
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Autumn
Level: Master's level course approved as PhD course

STADS ID (UVA): N510003101
ECTS value: 10

Date of Approval: 25-04-2019


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Approved - active

Comment

07007101 (former UVA) is identical with this course description. 

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Physics or equivalent degree; minor in Physics

Academic preconditions

None

Course introduction

To obtain insight into the mathematical structure of quantum mechanics and develop an ability to perform basic calculations related to applications in physics and chemistry.

The course builds on the knowledge acquired in an introduction to quantum mechanics on the bachelor level , and gives an academic basis for studying the topics quantum field theory and cosmology, that appears later in the education.

In relation to the competence profile of the degree it is the explicit focus of the course to:

  • Give the competence to understand advanced quantum mechanical phenomena
  • Give skills to perform basic calculations related to applications in physics and chemistry.
  • Give knowledge and understanding of the mathematical structure of quantum mechanics

Expected learning outcome

At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:
  • Operate fluently within the Hilbert space description of quantum mechanics, including basis transformations, commutator algebra, and time evolution.
  • Apply symmetries to simplify calculations and understand the connection to conservation laws.
  • Couple angular moments and use irreducible tensor operators
  • Have obtained operational skills in applications of time dependent and stationary perturbation calculations

Content

1st part: 
Fundamental concepts, Heisenberg Picture, Propagators and Feynman PI, Theory of Angular Momentum, Irreducible representations, Wigner-Eckart theorem, Symmetries in QM.

2nd part: 
Classical Fields, The Quantum Theory of Radiation, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics of Spin-1/2 Particles.

Literature

J J Sakurai: Modern Quantum Mechanics (med udvalgte emner fra efterfølgeren "Advanced Quantum Mechanics" af J. J. Sakurai), 2. edition.
See Blackboard for syllabus lists and additional literature references.

Examination regulations

Exam element b)

Timing

Autumn

Rules

-3 is not allowed

Tests

Written exam (4 hour)

EKA

N510003102

Censorship

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

Limited aids.  A closer description of the exam rules will be posted under \'Course Information\' on Blackboard.

ECTS value

5

Additional information

2nd part of the course is evaluated by a 4 hour written exam. 

The 2 exams must be passed with at least 02 as the total grade. If this is not accomplished, the student must take a reexam in the part(s) which is not passed. The grade -3 or “absent” must not show in any of the part exams.

Re-exam in the same exam period or immediately thereafter. The mode of exam at the reexamination may differ from the mode of exam at the ordinary exam.

Exam element a)

Timing

Autumn

Rules

-3 is not allowed

Tests

Home assignments

EKA

N510003112

Censorship

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Full name and SDU username

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

To be announced during the course

ECTS value

5

Additional information

1st part of the course is evaluated by a set of exercises, which the students will solve at home. The grade will account for 40 % of the total grade.

The 2 exams must be passed with at least 02 as the total grade. If this is not accomplished, the student must take a reexam in the part(s) which is not passed. The grade -3 or “absent” must not show in any of the part exams.

Re-exam in the same exam period or immediately thereafter. The mode of exam at the reexamination may differ from the mode of exam at the ordinary exam.

Indicative number of lessons

84 hours per semester

Teaching Method

At the faculty of science, teaching is organized after the three-phase model ie. intro, training and study phase.

Activities during the study phase: Independent problem solving.

Teacher responsible

Name E-mail Department
Astrid Eichhorn eichhorn@cp3.sdu.dk Institut for Fysik, Kemi og Farmaci
Thomas Ryttov ryttov@cp3.sdu.dk Institut for Fysik, Kemi og Farmaci, CP3-Origins

Timetable

36
Monday
31-08-2020
Tuesday
01-09-2020
Wednesday
02-09-2020
Thursday
03-09-2020
Friday
04-09-2020
08 - 09
Class h1e
Undervisning
09 - 10
Class h1e
Undervisning
10 - 11
Class f
Forelæsning
11 - 12
Class f
Forelæsning
12 - 13
13 - 14
14 - 15
Class f
Forelæsning
15 - 16
Class f
Forelæsning
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Administrative Unit

Fysik, kemi og Farmaci

Team at Registration & Legality

NAT

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