Course syllabus

Kvantmekanik, fortsättningskurs 1
Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Course 1

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

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2014-04-08

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


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.


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.

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


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

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Stephanie Reimann,
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