Module Identifier 
PHM3010 
Module Title 
QUANTUM PHYSICS II 
Academic Year 
2004/2005 
Coordinator 
Dr Tudor E Jenkins 
Semester 
Semester 2 
Other staff 
Dr Daniel Brown, Mr Peter C Bollada 
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
** Recommended Text
Phillips, A.C. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
John Wiley
Alistair I.M. Rae Quantum Mechanics
Institute of Physics
** Reference Text
French, A P & Taylor, E F An Introduction to Quantum Physics
MIT Introductory Physics Series
Matthews Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
McGrawHill
F. Mandl Quantum Mechanics
John Wiley
Davies, P.C.W. Quantum Mechanics
Routledge & Kegan
** Recommended Background
Hey, Tony & Walters, Patrick The New Quantum Universe
Cambridge University Press
Notes
This module is at CQFW Level 7