Quantum Mechanics - PHYS3111

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Physics

Course Outline: School of Physics

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: (MATH2069 or MATH2521 or MATH2621) and (PHYS2111 or PHYS2110)

Excluded: PHYS3011

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Quantum mechanics is a cornerstone of modern physics, and deals with physical phenomena on microscopic scales. This is a highest undergraduate course in quantum mechanics, and will provide students with a broad and comprehensive introduction and a foundation for further study. Topics to be covered include: Quantum mechanics in three dimensions. Angular momentum. Hydrogen atom. Landau levels. Spin. Identical particles and spin-statistic relation. Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients. Time-independent perturbation theory and applications: Particle dynamics in 1D weak sinusoidal potential, band structure, Bloch theorem, Brillouin zone, quasimomentum, metals and band insulators. Time-dependent perturbation theory. Fermi Golden rule. Adiabatic evolution and Berry phase. Particle wave analysis in scattering theory. Born approximation Dispersion relation for scattering amplitude. Low energy and resonance scattering.
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