Module Identifier PHM3010  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Tudor Jenkins  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Neville Greaves  
Pre-Requisite Successful Completion of Year 3 of the MPhys Scheme  
Course delivery Lecture   20 lectures  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours End of semester examinations   100%  

Module description

The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics are introduced. Model potential wells in 1 and 3 dimensions are described and applied to simple physical phenomena and optical properties in condensed matter. 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.

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should :

Additional learning activities

This module will include several problem-solving sessions.

Outline syllabus

(a) stationary theory - non-degenerate (1st and 2nd Order) degenerate
(b) time-dependent - harmonic perturbation, radiative transition, step perturbation

Reading Lists

There are a large number of quantum mechanics texts in the library. You should use this resource in your study of this module. Some of the texts have been listed above.
** Reference Text
Sara M. McMurry. Quantum Mechanics. Addison Wesley ISBN 0201544393
J.M. Cassels. Basic Quantum Mechanics. McGraw-Hill ISBN 0333317688
P.T. Matthews. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. McGraw-Hill
F. Mandl. Quantum Mechanics. John Wiley
J.E. House. Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics. Academic Press 1998 ISBN 0123567750
J. Bernstein, P. M. Fishbane and S. Gasiorowicz. Modern Physics. Prentice Hall 2000 ISBN 01395533118
S. R. Elliott. Physics and Chemistry of Solids. Wiley 1998 ISBN 0471981958