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2020/2021

Introduction to Quantum Theory

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02UKT Z 2 2+0
Lecturer:
Martin Štefaňák (guarantor)
Tutor:
Martin Štefaňák (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

The aim of the lecture is to introduce the basic principles of quantum theory and its interpretation on simple examples.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Historical introduction, experiments leading to quantum theory

2. Addition of probability amplitudes, interference phenomena

3. Formalism and interpretation of quantum theory

4. Simple quantum systems, spin 1/2

5. Two-level quantum systems

6. Measurement in quantum theory

7. Introduction to quantum information processing

8. Linear harmonic oscillator

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Acquired knowledge:

Students will learn the basic formalism and interpretation of quantum theory.

Acquired skills:

The emphasis is put on the application of learned abstract concepts to describe and solve simple tasks in finite-dimensional quantum mechanics.

Study materials:

Compulsory literature:

[1]Feynman R. P., Leighton R. B., Sands M.: The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume III, Addison Wesley, 2005

[2]M. Dušek, Conceptual Questions of Quantum Theory, Olomouc, 2002 (in czech)

Optional literature:

[3]Feynman R. P.: QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Aurora, Princeton University Press, 1985

Note:
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