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)