Quantum Mechanics (FYS320)
The course gives an introduction to quantum mechanics.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
Semester tution start
Number of semesters
Language of instruction
Wave function and Schrödinger equation. One-dimensional problems (harmonic oscillator, tunnelling, scattering states). Basic postulates of quantum mechanics, (non)commuting observables, uncertainty principle. Angular momentum and three-dimensional problems. Raising and lowering operators. Atomic and molecular spectra. Mathematical intermezzo (Fourier transform, eigenvalue problems, linear algebra in the Dirac notation). Spin. Time evolution. Interaction with electromagnetic fields (Landau levels, spin resonance, electromagnetic transitions).
After taking this course, the student shall be able to:
- Formulate the basic concepts of quantum mechanics.
- Apply the laws of quantum mechanics to simple problems.
Required prerequisite knowledge
FYS100 Mechanics, FYS200 Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, FYS300 Electromagnetism and Special Relativity, FYS330 Micro Physics, MAT100 Mathematical Methods 1, MAT200 Mathematical Methods 2, MAT210 Real and Complex Calculus, MAT300 Vector Analysis
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Written exam||1/1||4 Hours||Letter grades||Specified printed and hand-written means are allowed. Definite, basic calculator allowed|
Course coordinator:Olena Zavorotynska
Head of Department:Bjørn Henrik Auestad
Method of work
6 hrs lectures and 2 hrs exercises.
|Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (BIT370_1)||5|
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.