Module Identifier 
PHM3010 
Module Title 
QUANTUM PHYSICS II 
Academic Year 
2003/2004 
Coordinator 
Dr Tudor E 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 
Assessment Type  Assessment Length/Details  Proportion 
Semester Exam  3 Hours End of semester examinations  100% 

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.

describe and apply both timeindependent and timedependent perturbation theory.

be able to use a variational method for finding the ground state of a bound particle.
Brief 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.
Content

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
Transferable skills
This module will include several problemsolving sessions.
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
Matthews Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
McGrawHill
Cassels Basic Quantum Mechanics
McGrawHill
F. Mandl Quantum Mechanics
John Wiley
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
Wiley 1998
Notes
This module is at CQFW Level 7