Computational Physics 2 (Simulation of Classical and Quantum Mechanical Systems)
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.
PH2090 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- General catalogue of special courses
- Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
- Specific catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
- Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
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)|
|150 h||75 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2090 is Stefan Recksiegel.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
This is the second part of the Computational Physics course of which PH2057 is the first part.
Multiple subjects from Computational Physics are discussed:
10. Random Numbers
11. Fourier Transform
12. Nonlinear Systems and Chaos
14. Time evolution of Quantum Wave Packets
15. Integral Equations
16. Finite Elements
18. Quantum Paths via Functional Integration
19. Introduction to Lattice Gauge Theory
At the end of the module CPII students are able to construct and solve numerical descriptions of classical and quantum mechanical problems. The techniques that they apply include ordinary and partial differential equations, Monte Carlo methods and chaos theory. The students have an insight into some advanced numerical methods used in current research.
No preconditions in addition to the requirements for the Master’s program in Physics, but knowledge of the subjects covered in PH2057 is strongly recommended.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VU||4||Computational Physics 2: Simulation of Classical and Quantum Mechanical Systems||Recksiegel, S.||
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine
sowie Termine in Gruppen
Learning and Teaching Methods
lecture, video projector presentation, board work, exercises in individual and group work
practise sheets, accompanying web page: http://users.ph.tum.de/srecksie/lehre
Much of the material in this course is covered in
Computational Physics: Problem Solving with Computers by Landau, P´aez and Bordeianu, Wiley-Vch, ISBN 3527406263.
For the last chapter, we follow Lepage's Lattice QCD for novices, http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0506036.
Description of exams and course work
In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.
In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.
There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following 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.
|Prüfung zu Rechnergestützte Physik 2|
|Fr, 14.10.2016, 9:00 bis 10:30||Physik I: 2502
||bis 19.9.2016 (Abmeldung bis 7.10.2016)|