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Advanced Quantum Mechanics

  • 7.5 credits

Do you want to deepen your knowledge about quantum mechanics? In this course you will learn more about quantum mechanics both from a theoretical perspective and in connection to realistic descriptions of physical systems.

In this course you will learn about basic concepts and methods in non-relativistic quantum mechanics, such as Dirac notation, Hermitian operators, Hilbert spaces and the position and momentum representation. You will also deepen your knowledge in the connection between quantum mechanics and linear algebra, the generalized uncertainty principle and the connection between quantum mechanics and classical physics. The course also covers descriptions of more realistic physical problems by focusing on the time-dependent Schrödinger equation and wave packets, time-dependent perturbation theory and basic scattering theory. You will also meet quantum mechanical entaglement and Bell's inequality and get an introduction to density matrices.

This course is also an excellent base for further studies in physics on advanced level.

  • Course structure

    This is a first cycle course given during daytime at half speed. The course is part of the bachelor programme in physics, but can also be studied as a standalone course.

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures and exercise sessions. The lectures are based on traditional black board teaching where the key parts of the course are covered. The lectures are at the same time interactive and the students are challenged to actively analyse and conceptualise the course content. The exercise sessions contain applied exercises and are based on problem solving by the students.

    Assessment

    The course is examined through a written exam at the end of the course and hand-in exercises during the course.

    Examiner

    During the spring 2020

    Emil Bergholtz , tel: 08 5537 8035, e-mail: emil.bergholtz@fysik.su.se

    Lectures:
    Emil Bergholtz , tel: 08 5537 8035, e-mail: emil.bergholtz@fysik.su.se

    Exercises:
    Elisabet Edvardsson , e-mail: elisabet.edvardsson@fysik.su.se

     

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    Schedule FK5027 Spring 2020

     

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Modern Quantum Mechanics, J J Sakurai, ISBN: 9781292024103 (If you can find the older version with ISBN: 9780321503367 it is preferable as it includes additional chapters useful in more advanced courses.)

  • Contact

    Academic Advisor

    studievagledare@fysik.su.se