Mathematical Quantum Mechanics 1
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.
PH7006 is a semester module in English 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.
- Focus Area Theoretical Quantum Science & Technology in M.Sc. Quantum Science & Technology
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)|
|270 h||90 h||9 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH7006 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Learning and Teaching Methods
The module consists of a lecture series (4 SWS) and exercise classes (2 SWS), comprising two lecture sessions and one exercise session per week. The main teaching material is presented on the blackboard. Lectures are supplemented by weekly problem sets, deepening the understanding of core concepts through concrete calculations. Solutions to the problem sets are discussed in the exercise sessions. Participation in the exercise classes is strongly recommended, since the exercises are aids for acquiring a deeper understanding of the core tools of condensed matter many-body physics and field theory and for practicing to solve typical exam problems.
Blackboard presentations, slides.
Standard textbooks on many-body theory, e.g.:
- Elliott Lieb und Michael Loss “Analysis”
- Gerald Teschl “Mathematical Methods in Quantum Mechanics”
Description of exams and course work
There will be a written exam of 180 minutes duration. Therein the achievement of the competencies given in section learning outcome is tested exemplarily at least to the given cognition level using conceptual questions and computational task.
For example an assignment in the exam might be:
- Show that a Schrödinger Hamiltonian where the potential has some given decay properties has an infinite number of bound states.
- Show that the atomic Thomas-Fermi-Energy converges to the true ground state energy in the limit of large nuclear charge.
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.