Module Identifier 
PHM3010 
Module Title 
QUANTUM PHYSICS II 
Academic Year 
2001/2002 
Coordinator 
Dr Tudor Jenkins 
Semester 
Semester 2 
Other staff 
Professor Neville Greaves 
PreRequisite 
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. Timeindependent (nondegenerate and degenerate) and timedependent 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 :

be familiar with fundamental assumptions of Quantum Mechanics.

be able to apply simple model potential well systems to solve elementary problems.

understand and apply both timeindependent and timedependent perturbation theory.

be able to use a variational method for finding the ground state of a bound particle.
Additional learning activities
This module will include several problemsolving sessions.
Outline syllabus

Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics and their relation to the properties of dynamic operators, wavefunctions and the eigenvalues that are observed.

Model potential well systems: finite potential well  scattering and tunnelling; cubic and spherical wells  optical phenomena in insulators and quantum confined systems.
(a) stationary theory  nondegenerate (1st and 2nd Order) degenerate
(b) timedependent  harmonic perturbation, radiative transition, step perturbation
Reading Lists
Books
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. McGrawHill ISBN 0333317688
P.T. Matthews.
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. McGrawHill
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