QUANTUM MECHANICS AND ELECTRODYNAMICS
Credit points: 15
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.
SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS
Subject Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
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
Incompatible subjects PHY4HNA, PHY4HNB
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd edition, 1999.||Prescribed||D.J. Griffiths||PRENTICE HALL|
|Readings||Introductory Quantum Mechanics.4th edition, 2003.||Prescribed||R.L. Liboff||ADDISON-WESLEY|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen
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."
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."
|one 3-hour examination||60|
|problem sets (equivalent to 1500-words)||40|