QUANTUM MECHANICS AND ELECTRODYNAMICS

PHY4QME

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The course provides a solid theoretical background in quantum mechanics and electrodynamics coupled with practical examples. The topics in quantum mechanics include matrix mechanics formalism, perturbation theory, variational method and virial theorem, and relativistic quantum mechanics. The topics in electrodynamics include potential formulation of electrodynamics, electromagnetic radiation, relativistic electrodynamics, and electromagnetic waves.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulius Orwa

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Acceptance into an honours or masters program (PSMSC) or (SMNT) or (SZHSN) in the Department of Physics, or approval of Department of Physics postgraduate co-ordinator

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY4HNA, PHY4HNB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd edition, 1999.PrescribedD.J. GriffithsPRENTICE HALL
ReadingsIntroductory Quantum Mechanics.4th edition, 2003.PrescribedR.L. LiboffADDISON-WESLEY

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulius Orwa

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent to 24 one-hour lectures per semester."

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The equivalent of 30 hours of practical workshops or similar per semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 3-hour examination60
problem sets (equivalent to 1500-words)40