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Physics Education Department of Physics LTH
Lund University

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Quantum Mechanics
FYSN17/FMFN01
(7.5 HP)


RESULTS OF RE-EXAM:
N01-0001 "XKSSTEL" 4G (70p/100)
N17-0002 "PÄRON" U (38p/100)
N17-0001 "popolo" 4 G (78p/100)





RESULTS OF EXAM
For looking at your written exam please contact Johannes.
He can then make an appointment with you.

General information

The course will be given in English.

Aim of the course

The course shall deepen previous  knowledge in quantum mechanics and teach the student to handle typical problems in different fields such as atomic, nuclear, solid-state, or elementary particle physics.

Content
Syllabus (preliminary!):
week 1 repetition; fundamentals, bra-ket notation, bases, operators
week 2-3 matrix representation, subspaces, continuous state spaces, eigenvalues, diagonalization
week 3 harmonic oscillator, step operators, shell structure
week 4 angular momentum
week 5 spin
START PROJECT WORK
week 6 perturbation theory
week 7 summary and going through old exams
- PROJECT WORKSHOP shifted to following week (October 18)!

Expected previous knowledge

Basic knowledge (about 5-7 points) in quantum mechanics from different introductory courses

Course structure
The basic material is studied by a combination of lectures,
self-study, and exercises.
There will be exercise lessons  (individual help, as well as solutions on white board) twice per week.

The project work will be performed in small groups of up to four students.
Towards the end of the course, each group shall present their project to their fellow students,  giving a short talk at a common workshop.

Attendance to the whole workshop, and active participation in the project presentation, is mandatory.
There is a written exam at the end of the course.

Schedule and dates HT 2016

SUMMARY LECTURE wednesday oct 19 at 9:00  in K404
Download pdf

Requirements - project workshop and exam 

Literature and Exercises


LECTURE NOTES  can be downloaded here.

Andreas' lecture on time-dependent perturbation theory and links to recent research on quantum cascade lasers, click here
(the content of the lecture will not be part of the exam!)

EXERCISES
The exercise sheet for each week will be uploaded here at the latest after the wednesday lecture. Full solutions will be uploaded A WEEK LATER, together with the new sheet. BUT - please note that it is pointless to complain that you want the solutions already at the same time when the exercises are handed out.  You have to try and calculate yourself first! There will be no exception from this rule.

WARM-UP EXERCISES for the first week and Solutions
Exercises for
WEEK 2 and Solutions
WEEK 3 and Solutions
WEEK 4  and Solutions
WEEK 5 and Solutions
WEEK 6 and Solutions
WEEK 7 and Solutions
Formula sheet - Note: You'll get a fresh copy of this formula sheet in the exam, you're not allowed to bring your own.
 
OLD EXAMPLE EXAM from 2014 and SOLUTIONS
OLD EXAMPLE EXAM from 2012 and SOLUTIONS


In addition, the following books are recommended as a primary source to read up on the material:
  •  "Quantum Mechanics" by B. H. Bransden & C. J. Joachain, 2nd Edition, (Longman, New Jersey, 2000) ISBN 0582356911. 
  •  "Modern Quantum Mechanics" by J. J. Sakurai, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, 2010, ISBN 9781292024103
    (older edition from 1994 is equally fine).

Teachers

Stephanie M. Reimann, phone 046-2229086, reimann [at] matfys.lth.se (Lectures and project supervision)
Exercises - NN.

For questions on the lectures, you can come Fridays at 12-13 to Stephanie's office, B303.

Questions on the excercises are best and preferably discussed in the exercise hours!
Please attend the exercises, as they are essential for your understanding of the course material.


Publisher: Stephanie Reimann
Last Updated August 15, 2016  by SMR