Quantum Mechanics

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Quantum Mechanics

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (MATH2069 or MATH2521 or MATH2621) and (PHYS2111 or PHYS2110)

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Quantum mechanics is a cornerstone of modern physics, and deals with physical phenomena on microscopic scales. This is a highest undergraduate course in quantum mechanics, and will provide students with a broad and comprehensive introduction and a foundation for further study. Topics to be covered include: Quantum mechanics in three dimensions. Angular momentum. Hydrogen atom. Landau levels. Spin. Identical particles and spin-statistic relation. Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients. Time-independent perturbation theory and applications: Particle dynamics in 1D weak sinusoidal potential, band structure, Bloch theorem, Brillouin zone, quasimomentum, metals and band insulators. Time-dependent perturbation theory. Fermi Golden rule. Adiabatic evolution and Berry phase. Particle wave analysis in scattering theory. Born approximation Dispersion relation for scattering amplitude. Low energy and resonance scattering.

     

    Course typically offered during Spring semester

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.