Course syllabus

Kvantmekanik, fortsättningskurs 1
Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Course 1

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

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Elective for: F4, F4-tf, F4-f, F4-nf, F4-axn, MFOT1, MNAV2, N4-nf
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The overall aim of the course is to provide an in-depth knowledge of quantum mechanics, which all physicists should have regardless of whether they are engaged in theoretical or experimental physics, since quantum mechanics is the basis of all modern physics. The course covers both theory and applications. Furthermore, it includes a project that gives training in some application of different fields in physics.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course covers the formulation of quantum mechanics in terms of operators and state vectors. The course covers the Schrödinger equation, identical particles, continuous spectra, the Heisenberg picture, angular momentum and symmetries as well as approximation methods. Applications are made on simple systems e.g. two-level systems, quantum dots, atomic nuclei, Bose-Einstein condensates or system in external fields.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Assessment takes the form of a written exam at the end of the course as well as orally and in writing in the form of a project during the course.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

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


Assumed prior knowledge: Quantum mechanics corresponding to FMFF40 Quantum Mechanics, General Course 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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