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PHYSICS 7542 - Quantum Mechanics A

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: PHYSICS 2510, MATHS 2101 or MATHS 2201, MATHS 2102 or MATHS 2202
Assumed Knowledge: PHYSICS 2532, PHYSICS 2534
Incompatible: PHYSICS 3004, PHYSICS 3542
Assessment: Tests, assignments, written exam
Syllabus:

This course develops concepts in quantum mechanics such that the behaviour of the physical universe can be understood from a fundamental point of view. It provides a basis for further study of quantum mechanics. Content will include: Review of the Schrodinger equation, operators, eigenfunctions, compatible observables, infinite well in one and three dimensions, degeneracy; Fourier methods and momentum space; Hermiticity; scalar products of wave functions, completeness relations, matrix mechanics; harmonic oscillator in one and three dimensions; sudden approximation; central potentials, quantisation of angular momentum, separation of radial and anqular variables, spherical harmonics, hydroqen atom, spin.

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Units
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Amount
3
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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 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10257 LE01 15 15 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
4 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 9 Jun Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Friday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10516 WR01 15 15 9 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
11 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room