402-0205-00L  Quantum Mechanics I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersG. Blatter
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


402-0205-00 VQuantenmechanik I3 hrs
Tue09-11HPV G 4 »
Thu11-12HPV G 4 »
G. Blatter
402-0205-00 UQuantenmechanik I
Do 9-11 oder Do 15-17
2 hrs
Thu09-11HCI H 8.1 »
09-11HIT K 52 »
09-11HPK D 24.2 »
15-17HIL E 10.1 »
15-17HIL F 10.3 »
15-17HPK D 24.2 »
15-17HPV G 4 »
G. Blatter

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AbstractIntroduction to quantum theory: wave mechanics, Schroedinger equation, angular momentum, central force problems, potential scattering, spin. General structure: Hilbert space, states, obervables, equation of motion, density matrix, symmetries, Heisenberg- and interaction picture, approximate methods:
perturbation theory, variational approach, quasi-classics.
ObjectiveIntroduction to single-particle quantum mechanics. Familiarity with basic ideas and concepts (quantisation, operator formalism, symmetries, angular momentum, perturbation theory) and generic examples and applications (bound states, tunneling, hydrogen atom, harmonic oscillator). Ability to solve simple problems.
ContentStarting from Feynman's path-integral formulation, we develop the operator technique and introduce Dirac's notation. Quantum phenomena are developed by way of example for one-dimensional single particle problems (bound states, tunneling, scattering problems, resonances, periodic and disordered potentials). We introduce rotations and angular momenta and proceed with central symmetric problems, three dimensional scattering theory, spin, and the addition of angular momenta/spin. Various pictures (Schroedinger-, Heisenberg-, Dirac-) are explained and approximative methods such as variational techniques, perturbation theory, and quasi-classical formalism are introduced.
Lecture notesAuf Moodle, in deutscher Sprache
LiteratureG. Baim, Lectures on Quantum Mechanics
E. Merzbacher, Quantum Mechanics
L.I. Schiff, Quantum Mechanics
R. Feynman and A.R. Hibbs, Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals
J.J. Sakurai: Modern Quantum Mechanics
A. Messiah: Quantum Mechanics I
S. Weinberg: Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Physics 2016; Version 25.02.2020 (Examination Block 3)
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersG. Blatter
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 180 minutes
Written aidszwei A4 Seiten handgeschrieben
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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