FYS245 Quantum Physics

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Achim Kohler

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk, norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:250 hours including structured teaching.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.

About this course

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

  1. Light
  2. Wave mechanics
  3. Time-independent Schrödinger equation.
  4. One-dimensional potentials
  5. Principles of Quantum mechanics
  6. Quantum mechanics in three dimensions
  7. Identical particles
  8. 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.
  • 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.
  • FYS101, FYS102, FYS103, MATH111, MATH112, MATH113
  • Final written examination (3.5 hours) with questions from the curriculum and mathematics exercises.
  • 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.
  • One or more project studies.
  • Lectures: 2 double hours per week for 13 weeks = 52 hours. Exercises: 1 double hour per week for 13 weeks = 26 hours.
  • Letter grades
  • Special requirements in Science