Postgraduate course

Quantum Mechanics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePHYS201
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course introduces Schrödinger equations with solutions in simple potentials, including

harmonic oscillator, spherically symmetric potentials with hydrogen-like atoms. Axioms of

quantum mechanics are introduced; matrix representation of quantum mechanics is discussed together with approximate methods (variation method, perturbation theory, Born approximations). Program covers spin and angular momentum representations and addition rules and identical particles treatment.

Learning Outcomes

After the course students should be able

  • apply principles of quantum mechanical to calculate observables on known wave functions.
  • Solve time-dependent and time-independent Schrödinger equation for simple potentials.
  • Apply variational method, time-independent perturbation theory and time-dependent perturbation theory (first order) to solve simple problems.
  • Combine spins and angular momenta.

Required Previous Knowledge

Minimum 60 ECTS in physics.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PHYS 115

Forms of Assessment

Written exam. Half term exam and/or paper can count up to 25% of final grade. Oral exam when few participates.

Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information