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 2015/6

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

available module versions
WS 2016/7WS 2015/6WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH1002 is a semester module in German 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.

  • Catalogue of required electives in theory for the Master programme Physics (Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics)
  • Supplement to the general catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Supplement to the general catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
  • Supplement to the general catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics

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 2015/6 was Björn Garbrecht.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

  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.

Preconditions

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

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
VU 6 Quantum Mechanics 2 Brambilla, N. Mittwoch, 12:00–14:00
Freitag, 10:00–12:00
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

Blackboard lecture, beamer presentation

Media

Blackboard, Script, slides if available

Literature

  • Jun John Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 1985.
  • 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).

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

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Title
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
Prüfung zu Quantenmechanik 2
Do, 16.2.2017, 13:30 bis 15:30 101
Studierende im Masterstudiengang Physik (Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik) beachten die besonderen Hinweise zur Prüfungsanmeldung im Wahlpflichtfach theoretische Physik! // Students in the Master’s program Physics (Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics) check the notice on exam registration for the required elective module in theoretical physics! https://www.ph.tum.de/academics/msc/theory/ bis 15.1.2017 (Abmeldung bis 9.2.2017)
Fr, 21.4.2017, 13:30 bis 15:30 Physik I: 2502
Studierende im Masterstudiengang Physik (Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik) beachten die besonderen Hinweise zur Prüfungsanmeldung im Wahlpflichtfach theoretische Physik! // Students in the Master’s program Physics (Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics) check the notice on exam registration for the required elective module in theoretical physics! https://www.ph.tum.de/academics/msc/theory/ bis 3.4.2017 (Abmeldung bis 14.4.2017)

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