TFY4205 - Quantum Mechanics II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Approximation methods in quantum mechanics. Scattering theory. Atoms and electrons in magnetic fields. Periodic potentials. Field quantization and radiation theory. Measurement and interpretation.

Learning outcome

After finishing this course the students should be familiar with the fundamental concepts and the mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics: linear algebra and probability interpretation, the Schrødinger equation, stationary and non-stationary states, pure and mixed states. They should be able to formulate problems and solve them both in the Schrødinger formalism with wave functions, in the Heisenberg formalism with matrices, and in the Dirac formalism with ket vectors in an abstract Hilbert space. They should have good skills in doing calculations and a good understanding of examples treated in this course as well as in previous courses in quantum mechanics.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and calculation exercises. The course will be given in English if students on the international master program in physics are attending the course. A re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Recommended previous knowledge

Courses FY1006/TFY4215 Introduction to Quantum Physics and FY2045/TFY4250 Quantum Mechanics 1, or similar.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

P.C. Hemmer: Kvantemekanikk, Tapir, 2000.
B. H. Bransden and C. J. Joachain: Quantum mechanics, Prentice Hall, 2000.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4045 7.5



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Written examination 100/100 C 2013.12.12 15:00 Storhall del 1
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.