University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PHYSICS 3544 - Quantum Mechanics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: PHYSICS 3542, MATHS 2101 or MATHS 2201, MATHS 2102 or MATHS 2202
Assumed Knowledge: PHYSICS 2532
Incompatible: PHYSICS 3022
Assessment: Written exam, tests
Syllabus:

This course will introduce Dirac's bra-ket formulation of quantum mechanics and make students familiar with various approximation methods applied to atomic, nuclear and solid-state physics, and to scattering. Content will include: Dirac's formulation of quantum mechanics: kets and bras, quantum oscillator, angular momentum, measurement, Bell's inequality, generalised Uncertainty Principle, connection with wave and matrix mechanics. Time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, Schrodinger, Heisenberg and Interaction pictures, radiative transitions. Identical particles, atoms, exchange forces, periodic systems, energy bands in solids. Symmetries, translations in space and time, parity and time reversal, rotations and angular momentum, addition of angular momenta, fine structure of Hydrogen, L-S and j-j coupling in atoms and nuclei. Hartree-Fock and Thomas-Fermi approximations, variational and WKB methods. Scattering: Born approximation, S-matrix, partial waves.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20188 LE01 70 21 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 10am - 11am Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
6 Aug - 6 Aug Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
27 Aug - 27 Aug Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
17 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 10am - 11am Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
22 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
Note: The Tuesday 9am lecture slot is used for Level III lecture tests and is shared with Quantum Mech. III, Adv Dyn. & Rel. and Optics & Photonics III.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20414 WR02 30 FULL 6 Aug - 17 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG23, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG23, Teaching Room
20415 WR01 30 11 9 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG23, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG23, Teaching Room