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Quantum Mechanics 2

Module PH1002 [ThPh KTA]

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 WS 2010/1

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
WS 2021/2WS 2020/1WS 2019/20WS 2018/9WS 2017/8WS 2016/7WS 2015/6WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH1002 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

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

  • Theory courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Specialization Modules in Elite-Master Program Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP)

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

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
300 h 90 h 10 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1002 in the version of WS 2010/1 was Nora Brambilla.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


  1. Timedependent perturbation theory
  2. Scattering theory
  3. Path integrals in quantum mechanics
  4. Many particle theory
  5. relativistic formulation

Learning Outcome

After successfully taking part in this module the student has detailed knowlege in advanced quantum mechanics, in particular in relativistic quantum mechanics. He/she is able to describe and solve given problems in timedependent perturbation theory. He/she can describe scattering processes in quantum mechanics, understand processes with many particles, and use path integral methods.


No prerequisites that are not already included in the prerequisites for the Master’s programmes.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 6 Quantum Mechanics 2 Brambilla, N.
Assistants: Tarrus Castella, J.
Wed, 12:00–14:00, PH HS2
Fri, 10:00–12:00, PH HS2
and singular or moved dates
and dates in groups

Learning and Teaching Methods

Vortrag, Beamerpräsentation, Übungen in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit (ca. 6-8 Studierende mit Unterstützung durch Tutor)


no info


Quantum Mechanics

  • Jun John Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 1985.
  • A. Galindo, P. Pascual, Quantum Mechanics I and II, Springer Verlag 1991.
  • C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu, F. Laloe, Quantum Mechanics Vol. I and II, Wiley, 1977.
  • A. Messiah, Quantum Mechanics I and II, Dover Publ. 1995 2nd edition.
  • F. Schwabl, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Springer-Verlag 2000 (third edition).

Group Theory

  • J.F. Cornwell, Group Theory in Physics, Academic Press 1984.
  • H. Georgi, Lie Algebras in Particle Physics, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company 1982

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

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) if the student reaches at least 50% of the points in the exercise sheets.

Exam Repetition

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

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