• Bachelor - Toegepaste quantummechanica

    Cursus

    191411291

    Voertaal

    Nederlands

    Inhoud

    Er zijn maar weinig exact oplosbare problemen in de quantummechanica. Daarom is het nodig om methoden te ontwikkelen waarmee fysisch relevante systemen benaderd kunnen worden. In dit college wordt een aantal methoden behandeld die ons hiertoe in staat stelt: tijdsonafhankelijk en tijdsafhankelijke storingstheorie, variatieprincipe, verstrooiingstheorie, alsmede een aantal illustratieve toepassingen.


    Voorkennis: Noodzakelijk

    191411281 Inleiding quantummechanica

    Voorkennis: Gewenst

    Basisvakken wiskunde,

    191511240 Lineaire analyse

    Deelnemede opleiding(en)

    B-TN; M-AP

    Aanbevolen materiaal:

    Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (2nd ed. Prentice Hall)

    D.J. Griffiths


    HC docent:

    prof.dr. P.J. Kelly

    WC docent:

    dr. J.W.J. Verschuur

    Werkvormen

    Hoorcollege, werkcollege, zelfstudie

    Toesen

    Tentamen

    Opmerking

    Huiswerk (bonuspunten) en exam

  • Master - Applied quantum mechanics

    Course module

    191411291

    Language

    Dutch (English on demand)

    Content

    Not many problems can be solved exactly in quantum mechanics making it essential to develop approximation methods in order to address a vast range of physical problems in, for example, Quantum Optics and Condensed Matter Physics. In this course, a number of the most important approximation methods will be introduced and illustrated with applications to

    • the fine and hyperfine structure of Hydrogen,
    • the structure of the periodic table of the elements
    • the ground states of Helium and of the Hydrogen molecule
    • the interaction of light with matter
    • Berry's phase
    • Bell's theorem.

    Previous Knowledge: Required

    191411281 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Inleiding quantummechanica)

    Previous Knowledge: Desired

    Standard basic mathematics

    191511240 Linear Analysis (Lineaire analyse)

    Participating Degree Courses

    B-TN; M-AP

    Course materials: Required

    Course materials: Recommended


    Quantum Mechanics (2nd ed. Prentice Hall)

    B.H. Bransden & C.J. Joachain


    Lecturer

    prof.dr. P.J. Kelly

    Tutor

    dr. J.W.J. Verschuur


    Lectures, tutorials, self-study

    Evaluation

    Written exam

    Remarks

    Homework (bonus points)

  • Master - Theoretical Solid State Physics

    Course module

    193510040

    Language

    English (Dutch on demand)

    Content

    This course builds on 191420020 (Introduction to Solid State Physics), treating the material in more detail and extending the scope to cover a number of additional topics:

    • Tight-binding method
    • Semiclassical Transport Theory
    • Magnetism

    The emphasis of the course is on operationalizing the theoretical material treated in the lectures by doing homework. This is corrected and the mark contributes to the final mark. The course is based upon the following chapters of  "Solid State Physics" by Ashcroft & Mermin, supplemented with lecture notes:  

    §1   The Drude Theory of Metals
    §2   The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals
    §3   Failures of the Free Electron Model
    §10 The Tight-Binding Method
    §12 The Semiclassical Model of Electron Dynamics
    §13 The Semiclassical Theory of Conduction in Metals
    §14 Measuring the Fermi Surface
    §15 Band Structure of Selected Metals
    §16 Beyond the Relaxation-Time Approximation
    §17 Beyond the Independent Electron Approximation
    §31 Diamagnetism and Paramagnetism
    §32 Electron Interactions and Magnetic Structure
    §33 Magnetic Ordering

    Previous Knowledge: Required

    191411281 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Inleiding quantummechanica)

    191411281 Introduction to Solid State Physics (Inleiding vastestoffenfysica)

    Previous Knowledge: Desired

    191411291 Applied Quantum Mechanics (Toegepaste Quantummechanica)

    Participating Degree Courses

    M-AP

    Course materials: Required


    Solid State Physics (Holt-Saunders)

    N.W. Ashcroft & N.D. Mermin

    Lecturer

    prof.dr. P.J. Kelly

    Tutor



    Lectures, exercise classes, homework

    Evaluation

    Homework (2/3), Final exercise (1/3)