Course syllabus

# Kvantmekanik, fortsättningskurs 1 Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Course 1

## FMFN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2013-04-10

## General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Elective for: F4, F4-tf, F4-f, F4-nf, F4-aft, N4-nf
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand

## Aim

Quantum Mechanics is basic for all modern physics. This course gives a deeper understanding that all physicists need both experimentalists and theoreticians. Both theory and applications are treated in the course. Applications are choosen in close relations to other courses.

## Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- know formalism and mathematical methods

- know how to apply the theory on real problems

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

- know how to use the methods of Q M to analyse and make calculations on relevant physical problems

- know methods to determine if a Q M or classical treatment is needed

- be able to discuss and communicate Q M problems

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

realize the importance of quantum mechanics in some applications.

## Contents

Matrix representation. Dirac formalism. Hamiltonian for a particle in an electromagnetic field. Operator formalism for the harmonic oscillator. Landau levels and phonon states. Second order perturbation theory. Time-dependent perturbation theory and Fermi’s golden rule. General theory of angular momenta and spin. Addition of angular momenta.. The Stark and Zeeman effects. The Stern-Gerlach experiment. Elementary theory for quantization of the electromagnetic field - transitions and selection rules. The nuclear single-particle potential, the Nilsson model.

## Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam with both problems and theory. Project work.

Parts
Code: 0110. Name: Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam. Contents: According to the lectures
Code: 0210. Name: Project Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written and oral presentation. Contents: Subject choosen according to student interest

## Admission

Required prior knowledge: Quantum mechanics corresponding to FAFF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications or FMFF15 Quantum Mechanics and Mathematical Methods.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMF032, FMF033

## Reading list

• Ohlén, G: Quantum Mechanics II, Compendium, Lund.

## Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Stephanie Reimann, Stephanie.Reimann@matfys.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.matfys.lth.se/education/FMFN01