FYS245 Quantum Physics
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Course responsible: Achim Kohler
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Lectures and calculation exercises will be evenly spread throughout the teaching period. The course covers the fundamental principles and topics in quantum mechanics:
- Wave mechanics
- Time-independent Schrödinger equation.
- One-dimensional potentials
- Principles of Quantum mechanics
- Quantum mechanics in three dimensions
- Identical particles
- Solid state physics
- 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.
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.
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
One or more project studies.
Final written examination (3.5 hours) with questions from the curriculum and mathematics exercises.
250 hours including structured teaching.
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: One written exam: Letter grades