Applied Quantum Mechanics
Module version of WS 2014/5
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 2017/8||WS 2014/5|
PH2205 is a semester module in English or German 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.
- Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
- 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)|
|150 h||40 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2205 in the version of WS 2014/5 was Friedemann Reinhard.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
This module is an introduction into the numerous applications of quantum mechanics that have emerged in recent years. After introducing the language of quantum information processing it will cover various applications such as
- atomic clocks and GPS
- superconducting SQUID magnetic field sensors for sensing of currents in the brain
- protocols of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and their application in biochemistry
- NV centers in diamond and their potential use for imaging of the magnetic fields of single molecules, hard disk write heads and neuronal currents.
- decoherence of quantum systems; what it is, how it arises and how it can be mitigated in applications.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Learning and Teaching Methods
Description of exams and course work
In a written exam of 60 minutes the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.
In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as an oral exam. In this case the time duration is 25 minutes.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.