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: 7point 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: 25042019
Duration: 1 semester
Version: Approved  active
Comment
Entry requirements
Academic preconditions
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, WignerEckart theorem, Symmetries in QM.
2nd part:
Classical Fields, The Quantum Theory of Radiation, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics of Spin1/2 Particles.
Literature
J J Sakurai: Modern Quantum Mechanics , 2. edition.
See Blackboard for syllabus lists and additional literature references.
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
7point 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.
Reexam 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
7point 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.
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.
Reexam 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
Teaching Method
At the faculty of science, teaching is organized after the threephase model ie. intro, training and study phase.
Activities during the study phase: Independent problem solving.
Teacher responsible
Name  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, CP3Origins 
Timetable
3 
Monday
18012021

Tuesday
19012021

Wednesday
20012021

Thursday
21012021

Friday
22012021


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