(Created 2008-07-17.)

QUANTUM THEORY | FAF245 |

**Aim**

The aim of this course is to give a presentaion of the basic theory of quantum mechanics with applications.

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

- know the basic formalism and mathematical methods of Q M
- be able to use the theory on applied problems
- be able to see the usefulness of Q M in some applications

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

- know how to use the methods of Q M to analyze and to compute relevant quantities
- be able to decide whether a classical or a quantal treatment is applicable

*Judgement and approach*

For a passing grade the student must

**Contents**

Basic formalism. Hermitian operators and eigenvalues. First order pertubation theory, variational methods and matrix diagonalization. Spherical symmetry and angular momentum. Spin and magnetic interaction. Periodical potentials and Bloch wave functions.

**Literature**

Gunnar Ohlén: Kvantvärldens fenomen, begrepp och teori.