Quantum Mechanics 2
Module PH1002 [ThPh KTA]
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.
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 2020/1||WS 2019/20||WS 2018/9||WS 2017/8||WS 2016/7||WS 2015/6||WS 2010/1|
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 workload||Contact hours||Credits (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
- Time independent perturbation theory
- Time dependent perturbation theory
- Scattering theory
- Particles in electromagnetic fields
- Atoms and quantum theory of radiation
- Systems of identical particles
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.
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||
Assistants: Drewes, M.
Wed, 12:00–14:00, PH HS2
Fri, 10:00–12:00, PH HS2
and dates in groups
Learning and Teaching Methods
Blackboard lecture, beamer presentation
Blackboard, Script, slides if available
- 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).
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 exercise classes is strongly recommended since the exercises prepare for the problems of the exam and rehearse the specific competencies.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.