|Module Title||QUANTUM PHYSICS II|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Tudor Jenkins|
|Other staff||Professor Neville Greaves|
|Pre-Requisite||Successful Completion of Year 3 of the MPhys Scheme|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 lectures|
|Assessment||Exam||End of semester examinations||100%|
|Course work||Workshop Exercises Coursework Deadlines (by week of Semester): Answers to Workshop Exercises Weeks 6 and 11|
The matrix formulation of Quantum Physics is introduced. Time-independent (non-degenerate and degenerate) and time-dependent perturbation theory are applied to a number of physical problems, and the variational method is used to derive the ground state of Helium. The symmetry of wave functions is discussed for identical particles and particles with spin.
After taking this module students should :
Additional learning activities
This module will include several problem-solving sessions.
Matrix formulation of Quantum Physics.
(a) stationary theory - non-degenerate (1st and 2nd Order) degenerate
(b) time-dependent - harmonic perturbation, radiative transition step perturbation
Variational method : ground state of Helium.
Identical particles and spin : symmetry of wave functions; spin angular momentum, spin matrices, Helium atom, spin correlation, indistinguishibility.
** Reference Text
Sara M. McMurry. Quantum Mechanics. Addison Wesley
Cassels. Basic Quantum Mechanics. McGraw-Hill
Matthews. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. McGraw-Hill
F. Mandl. Quantum Mechanics. John Wiley
There is also an extensive supply of other books on the subject in the Physical Sciences Library..