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2022/2023

Quantum Physics

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02KF Z,ZK 3 2P+1C Czech
Lecturer:
Filip Petrásek
Tutor:
Filip Petrásek
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

State description, wave function, postulates of quantum mechanics, Born ́s statistical interpretation, expectation values,

Schrödinger equation, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, quantization of angular momentum, solution of simple systems, hydrogen atom.

Requirements:

Knowledge of linear algebra, probability theory, theoretical physics and calculus is expected.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Experiments leading to the formulation of QM

2. De Broglie's conjecture, Schroedinger's equation

3. Description of states and observables in QM

4. Harmonic oscilator

5. Quantization of angular momentum

6. Particle in spherically symmetric potential. Coulomb field.

7. Mean values of observables and transition probabilities

8. Time evolution of states

9. Particle in the electromagnetic field. Spin

10. Many particle systems, bosons and fermions

11. Quantum tunneling

Syllabus of tutorials:

Solving problems to illustrate the theory from the lecture.

Study Objective:

knowledge:

essential notions and structures of quantum mechanics, description of simple quantum systems

abilities:

computation of expectation values of observables and of time evolution

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2016)

[2] A.Messiah, Quantum Mechanics, Two Volumes Bound as One, (Dover Publications, New York, 1999)

Recommended references:

[3] J.J.Sakurai and J.J.Napolitano, Modern Quantum Mechanics, Modern Quantum Mechanics, (Pearsony, Harlow, 2013)

[4] P.V. Landshoff, A. Metherell, W. G. Rees, Essential Quantum Physics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010)

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