ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS

PHY4QME

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject provides a solid theoretical background in quantum mechanics coupled with practical examples. The topics include matrix mechanics formalism, perturbation theory, the variational method and virial theorem, and relativistic quantum mechanics.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: SHS, SZHSMN, SZHSN, SMNT or PSMSC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroductory Quantum Mechanics.4th editionPrescribedR.L. Liboff, 2003ADDISON-WESLEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of practical and analytical activities related to the area of quantum mechanics.

Activities:
Advanced problem solving techniques related to quantum mechanics are modelled in lectures and workshops. Students will solve complex problems in quantum mechanics and answer short essay questions.

02. Analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems related to quantum mechanics

Activities:
Advanced problem solving techniques related to quantum mechanics are modelled in lectures. Students will solve complex problems in quantum mechanics and answer short essay questions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3-hour examination (3000 word equiv)60 01, 02
Three Problem sets (1500 word equiv)40 01, 02