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. Coherent states. Density matrix. Field quantization and radiation theory. Measurement and interpretation. Introduction to electron bands in solids.

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. Since the lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam will only be given in English.

Further on evaluation

The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

"Intermediate Quantum Mechanics" by Jacob Linder, free to download at

Supporting course material: 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


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2018-12-07 09:00
  • * 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.