|| PHM3010 |
|| QUANTUM PHYSICS II |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Dr Tudor Jenkins |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Professor Neville Greaves |
|| Successful Completion of Year 3 of the MPhys Scheme |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 lectures |
|| Exam || 3 Hours End of semester examinations || 100% |
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.
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 time-independent and time-dependent 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 problem-solving sessions.
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 - non-degenerate (1st and 2nd Order) degenerate
(b) time-dependent - harmonic perturbation, radiative transition, step perturbation
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
Basic Quantum Mechanics. McGraw-Hill ISBN 0333317688
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. McGraw-Hill
Quantum Mechanics. John Wiley
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