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PHYSICS 3544 - Quantum Mechanics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: PHYSICS 3542, MATHS 2101 or MATHS 2201, MATHS 2102 or MATHS 2202
Assumed Knowledge: PHYSICS 2532
Incompatible: PHYSICS 3022
Assessment: Written exam, tests
Syllabus:

This course will introduce Dirac's bra-ket formulation of quantum mechanics and make students familiar with various approximation methods applied to atomic, nuclear and solid-state physics, and to scattering. Content will include: Dirac's formulation of quantum mechanics: kets and bras, quantum oscillator, angular momentum, measurement, Bell's inequality, generalised Uncertainty Principle, connection with wave and matrix mechanics. Time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, Schrodinger, Heisenberg and Interaction pictures, radiative transitions. Identical particles, atoms, exchange forces, periodic systems, energy bands in solids. Symmetries, translations in space and time, parity and time reversal, rotations and angular momentum, addition of angular momenta, fine structure of Hydrogen, L-S and j-j coupling in atoms and nuclei. Hartree-Fock and Thomas-Fermi approximations, variational and WKB methods. Scattering: Born approximation, S-matrix, partial waves.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20313 LE01 70 29 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
3 Aug - 3 Aug Wednesday 9am - 10am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
24 Aug - 24 Aug Wednesday 9am - 10am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
14 Sep - 14 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
19 Oct - 19 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
Note: The Wednesday 9am lecture slot is used for Level III lecture tests and is shared with Quantum Mech. III, Adv Dyn. & Rel. and Optics & Photonics III.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20499 WR01 24 1 3 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
20500 WR02 29 11 5 Aug - 16 Sep Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room