Course code FYS245

FYS245 Quantum Physics

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Course responsible: Achim Kohler
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2015V
Course contents:

Lectures and calculation exercises will be evenly spread throughout the teaching period. The course covers the fundamental principles and topics in quantum mechanics:

  • Light
  • Wave mechanics
  • Time-independent Schrödinger equation.
  • One-dimensional potentials
  • Principles of Quantum mechanics
  • Quantum mechanics in three dimensions
  • Identical particles
  • Solid state physics
Learning outcome:
  • To get an introduction in the field of quantum physcs.
  • To understand basic concepts in quantum physics.
  • To be able to analyze and solve problems in quantum physics.
  • To be able to solve problems in quantum physics numerically.
Learning activities:

LECTURES: Central ideas, theory and examples.

TUTORIALS: Comprehension and calculation exercises. The assistant teacher takes part in discussion or other study work.

COMPUTATIONAL EXERCISE: Each student performs one computational exercise in the course of the semester and delivers a report.

INDEPENDENT STUDY: Students work in colloquia and independently. They read and discuss theory, calculate and discuss exercises.

Teaching support:
Students will be able to meet the lecturer outside the structured teaching time.
List will be handed out on first lecture.
FYS101, FYS102, FYS103, MATH111, MATH112, MATH113
Recommended prerequisites:
MATH250, MATH270
Mandatory activity:
One or more project studies.
Final written examination (3.5 hours) with questions from the curriculum and mathematics exercises.
Nominal workload:
300 hours including structured teaching.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 2 double hours per week for 13 weeks = 52 hours. Exercises: 1 double hour per week for 13 weeks = 26 hours.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate's exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / F