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Theoretical Physics 3 (Quantum Mechanics)

Module PH0007 [ThPh 3]

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2016

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2022SS 2021SS 2020SS 2019SS 2017SS 2016SS 2011

Basic Information

PH0007 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Mandatory Modules in Bachelor Programme Physics (4th Semester)
  • Physics Modules for Students of Education

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
270 h 120 h 9 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH0007 in the version of SS 2016 was Nora Brambilla.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


1. Introduction
2. Wavefunction and Schrödinger equation
3. One-dimensional potentials
4. Formalism
5. Quantum mechanics in three dimensions
6. Angular momentum in quantum mechanics
7. Hydrogen atom
8. Electromagnetic fields
9. Spin
10. Approximative methods

Learning Outcome

After successful participation, students are able to
1. understand Schrödinger's equation and wave functions
2. solve one-dimensional problems and understand the solutions
3. know formalisms
4. treat three-dimensional problems
5. describe quantum mechanical motions in electromagnetic fields
6. understand spin as a new property
7. apply approximative methods.


PH0005, PH0006, MA9201, MA9202, MA9203, MA9204

for students studying bachelor of science education mathematics / physics: PH0005, PH0006, MA1003, MA1004, MA1103, MA1104

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

teacher-centred teaching
solutions for problem sheets, discussions and explanations


Blackboard or powerpoint presentation
accompanying informations on-line


F. Schwabl, Quantenmechanik, Springer.
D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Prentice Hall.
C. Cohen-Tannoudji, Quantenmechanik I und II, de Gruyter.
J. J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, Addison-Wesley.
W. Nolting, Quantenmechanik I und II, Vieweg.
E. Fick, Einführung in die Grundlagen der Quantentheorie, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Wiesbaden.
A. Messiah, Quantenmechanik I und II, de Gruyter.
J.-J. Basdevant & J. Dalibard, Quantum Mechanics, Springer.
T. Fließbach, Lehrbuch zur Theoretischen Physik III: Quantenmechanik, Spektrum.
L.D. Landau und E.M. Lifshitz, Lehrbuch der Theoretischen Physik III: Quantenmechanik, Harri Deutsch

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning outcome is tested in a written exam. Participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.

There will be a bonus (one intermediate stepping of "0,3" to the better grade) on passed module exams (4,3 is not upgraded to 4,0). The bonus is applicaple to the exam period directly following the lecture period (not to the exam repetition) if the student obtained at least 60% of the points in the homework sheets and presented their solutions once in the exercise groups.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

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