|| PHM3010 |
|| QUANTUM PHYSICS II |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Tudor E Jenkins |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Professor Neville Greaves |
|| Successful Completion of Year 3 of the MPhys Scheme |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 lectures |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours End of semester examinations ||100%|
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.
describe 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.
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.
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
This module will include several problem-solving sessions.
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
Matthews Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Cassels Basic Quantum Mechanics
F. Mandl Quantum Mechanics
J.E. House Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
Academic Press 1998
J. Bernstein, P. M. Fishbane and S. Gasiorowicz Modern Physics
Prentice Hall 2000
S. R. Elliott Physics and Chemistry of Solids
This module is at CQFW Level 7