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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 2017/8

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

available module versions
WS 2018/9WS 2017/8WS 2016/7WS 2015/6WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH1002 is a semester module in English or 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.

  • 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 2017/8 was Nora Brambilla.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

  1. Time independent perturbation theory
  2. Time dependent perturbation theory
  3. Scattering theory
  4. Particles in electromagnetic fields
  5. Atoms and quantum theory of radiation
  6. Systems of identical particles

Learning Outcome

After successfully taking part in this module the student has detailed knowlege in advanced 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

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

There will be a written exam of 90 minutes duration. Therein the achievement of the competencies given in section learning outcome is tested exemplarily at least to the given cognition level using calculation problems and comprehension questions.

For example an assignment in the exam might be:

  • Calculate transition probabilities for a harmonic oscillator under a small time-dependent perturbation.
  • Derive the selection rules and transition rates for a hydrogen atom under the influence of a radiation field.
  • Calculate the phase shifts and the cross section for a non-relativistic particle scattering off a given potential.

Participation in the tutorials is strongly recommended since the exercises prepare for the problems of the exam and rehearse the specific competencies.

Exam Repetition

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

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