TCM302 Quantum Mechanics IIa, 5 cr
Code 
TCM302 
Validity 
01.01.2017 

Name 
Quantum Mechanics IIa 
Abbreviation 
Quantum Mechani 
Scope  5 cr 


Type  Advanced studies 
Type  Course 




Grading  General scale 
 
 no 


Can be taken more than once  no 
Unit 
Master's Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods 

Description
Target group 
Master’s Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods is responsible for the course.
Modules where the course belong to:
 TCM300 Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Computational Methods
 PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
Optional for:
 Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology
The course is available to students from other degree programmes. 
Timing 
The course is offered in the spring term, during III period. 
Learning outcomes 
The student knows the formalism on nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. The student can apply perturbation theory and other approximation methods to timedependent perturbations and scattering problems in atomic, nuclear and condensed matter physics. The student understands the assumptions underlying different approximations and can estimate the range of validity of different approximation methods within the considered context. The student can couple three angular momenta, knows spherical tensor operators and can apply WignerEckart theorem. 
Completion methods 
Course is completed either by submitted exercise problems and additional exam problems or alternatively by a final exam. 
Prerequisites 
Quantum mechanics I, Electrodynamics I and II, Mathematical methods in physics IIa and IIb (or equivalent) 
Contents 
 Time dependent perturbation theory, Fermi's Golden rule, sudden and adiabatic approximations.
 Scattering theory: construction of LippmannSchwinger equation and its solution in Born approximation.
 Scattering theory: partial wave method for spherically symmetric potentials, scattering resonances.
 Coupling of angular momenta, spherical tensor operators and WingnerEckart theorem.
 Path integral formulation of quantum mechanics

Study materials and literature 
Sakurai: Advanced quantum mechanics. 
Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 
Weekly lectures, independent work of the student, solutions to exercises will be submitted weekly and graded by the teaching assistant. The exercise problems are solved working in groups in tutored exercise sessions and also independently. 
Assessment practices and criteria 
The grade is determined in a way agreed in the beginning of the course. 
Keywords 
Suitable for exchange students


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