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TFY4215 - Introduction to Quantum Physics

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Introduction to quantum mechanics. The Schrödinger equation. Quantum mechanical postulates. Particle in a box and potential well. Harmonic oscillator. Scattering in one dimension, tunnel effect. Angular momentum. The hydrogen atom. Spin. Atoms and molecules.

Learning outcome

The student is supposed to: - know the main features of the historical development of quantum mechanics, - master central concepts like operators, eigenfunctions, eigenvalues, and the Schrödinger equation, and know the role of these in quantum mechanics, - learn how this theory can be formulated in terms of a set of basic postulates and a number of central theorems, where notions like expansion in terms of eigenstates, stationary and non-stationary states, and compatible and non-compatible observables play central roles, - learn how to apply this formalism, first to simple one-dimensional systems like potential wells, the harmonic oscillator and scattering in one dimension, later to three-dimensional systems, in particular the oscillator and the Hydrogen atom, - obtain basic knowledge about spin and effects of an external magnetic field, - know the consequences of the Pauli principle.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory exercises. Expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

A re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

P. C. Hemmer: Kvantemekanikk, Tapir, 2000. (In Norwegian). B.H. Bransden & C.J. Joachain: Quantum Mechanics, Prentice Hall, 2nd edition, 2000. Lecture notes. D. J. Griffiths: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd or 3rd edition.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4048 7.5
FY1006 7.5 AUTUMN 2008
FY6024 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics

Examination

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2021-12-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL322 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 49
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 57
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 49
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 2
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.
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