Learning outcomes of the course unit
The goal of this course is to provide the students a pretty good knowledge of the foundations and the techniques of quantum mechanics. The corse is supposed to be adequate for a curriculum for a Master degree in Physics.
This course requires a knowledge of an introductory course on quantum mechanics during the B.Sc. degree in physics or related fields. An experimentally orientated or heuristic introduction suffices to follow this course.
Course contents summary
We will use a modern approach to quantum mechanics to provide a solid basis of quantum physics adapted to a Master's course in physics.
The detailed program is freely available on Campus Net in PDF format.
JJ Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechnics (Addison-Wesley 2003)
F Schwabl, Quantum Mechanics (Springer 2007)
LD Landau, LM Lifschitz, Quantum Mechanics (Vol. 3, Elsevier 1977)
F Schwabl, Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Springer 2008)
Books on special topics:
WKBJ/EKB/Feynman: S Wimberger, Nonlinear Dynamics and Quantum Chaos (Springer 2014)
Teoria molti corpi: W Nolting, Fundamentals of Many-body Physics: Principles and Methods (Springer 2009)
Lectures and exercises in class. Mini seminars by the students in class.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final grade is determined as follows: on homeworks to be presented by the student in class, on the mini-seminar on a chosen topic, and on the final-term exam.